Working on revising a short story, and nothing gets to me like the anxiety of re-approaching written material. So I'm looking at a hand edited piece of work with fear and nervousness. Needless to say the fear is unwarranted, and I know I'm going to tackle the material regardless. Still there was this moment where I looked at the story and felt afraid to touch it.
No this story ain't too precious to revise. I just found myself having a fear that should go away soon, because one of my goals is to get this story published. Also have a second story to get to the writing group for critique and get that feedback. Sometimes this is just a phase and phobia that dissipates into the ether. If I have to have a stare down with the material I will.
I wanna look back and laugh at myself for this moment. It shall pass. It's telling me to go preoccupy my mind with other things till I get myself off the anxiety. A little gaming perhaps. A trip to the D laugh at myself for this?