Then I took 174.
I was stressing over not getting a children's challenge in. It was midnight before the challenge and I was on the phone with Clay. and he said "Well you've got nine hours to write one."
"Well, yeah, but nine hours isn't enough for me to feel really comfortable with it--I like to revise and edit and let you read it..I want to know it's good."
"well, jess, good obviously isn't working for you so why don't you just try something off the top of your head?"
I THINK he was trying to be encouraging, but that stung. a lot.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." Adam from Mythbusters.