...is tricky and frustrating and never arrives on time, but I can't keep up work on a story without a little of it, at least at the start. Still, I don't always have the time or the energy to work on every single idea that pops into my head (and honestly only about a quarter of the ideas I get are workable once I try getting them down on paper) so right now I'm telling myself that it's okay to work on just one or two things at a time, and that I don't have to be constantly writing, or working on ten different stories at once. But I still have so much anxiety when it comes to productivity. Like, if I'm not writing those ten different stories, and if each one isn't perfect, I must be doing something wrong. Which is completely stupid and illogical. But it's how I feel right now.