And the logical side of my brain’s responses.
Anxiety Cat, batting at string: What if you never finish it?
Logical side of brain, staring at Anxiety Cat over the frame of their glasses: As long as I try, as long as I keep taking small steps every day, I’ll get there eventually. If I never finish it, then that means I quit.
Anxiety Cat, knocking a glass off the counter: What if it’s horrible?
Logic-Brain, grabbing the broom: That’s what revision is for.
Anxiety Cat, coughing up a hairball: What if nothing ever comes out of it, and you just wasted over a year on this project?
Logic-Brain, taking a sip of espresso: I still learned a lot this past year, no matter what. I completed a novel, and that’s not nothing. It wasn’t a waste.
Anxiety Cat, dropping a dead mouse on the rug: Fine. This is for you.
Logic-Brain: Honestly, what is wrong with you?