I’ve realized through therapy that I have all these mantras that I tell myself to hold things together after loss.
My favorite are:
* Writing is number one for me
* Loneliness is the price I pay for courageous writing
* Keep your eye on the prize (of success)
* They’ll regret it when I’m a great man
* When I become rich and famous, I’ll have all the women I want, even when I get old and ugly
* I could wake up tomorrow and be a success but you’ll never wake up tomorrow and be young and hot