From a NY Times article:
"In 1925 Evelyn Waugh burned his unpublished first novel, “The Temple at Thatch,” and attempted to drown himself in the sea after a friend gave it a bad review. (Stung by jellyfish, Waugh soon returned to shore.)"
It's like - "oh wait, maybe I wasn't planning on being quite that MUCH of a drama queen. And also ouch."