HAHAHAHA yes, I think this is something a lot of writers experience.
One of my favourite fics I’ve ever written was Stranger, which got very little love comparatively speaking. Meanwhile, Rumour Has It was super popular by comparison (bear in mind this was all a good few years ago now) while for me that fic feels like an OOC self-insert wish fulfilment thing.
I loved Stranger. In fact I have recently reread it.
Awww thank you ❤
Same with me I just read it again and love it just the same or maybe more!