Hello, my name is Juanita, and I'm an over-analyzer.
*Hello, Juanita* (Yes, I did just speak for all you in the blogosphere. I hope you don't mind.)
So here's her story:
According to this blog I . . . I mean, she read (you know, the kind that stalks agents), she heard that Agent Super totally makes full requests on every query she gets on days with a Blue Moon.
So she did it, she waited until the next Blue Moon to submit, but then she didn't get a reply back within Agent Super's usual ten minutes, and by the time an hour had passed, she was totally freaking out! I mean, seriously!
Since she knows this Agent has impeccable taste, and she knows said Agent responds within minutes (according to the said blog), and that Agent Super ALWAYS requests a full on Blue Moon days, . . .
then the ONLY POSSIBLE conclusion is that her manuscript is HORRIBLE!
Yes, Juanita is an over-analyzer. She latches on to a little detail (which may or may not be true, depending on the context) and then lets her mind run with it. And of course, her mind uses LOGIC and "FACT"-BASED EVIDENCE to make conclusions that are sure to tear her self-esteem to shreds.
And there's no escaping it, because it's all sitting in that pretty little head of hers, and no matter how busy she may keep herself, her brain has this extra 90% that isn't being used, so it has plenty of room to keep analyzing, and analyzing, and analyzing, and analyzing, and analyzing,
and analyzing . . .
Well, you get the point. Poor Juanita.
Lucky for her, there IS a cure. But unlucky for her, I'm not sure what it is, so I'm hoping you all can help Juanita out . . . What do you do to keep your brain in check when it threatens to hi-jack your sense of reality?
*Note: Super Agent and Juanita are fictitious characters. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is a complete coincidence. Really.