Stuck In The Middle With You
When a writer is working on an all consuming story, it looks a little like the hand in Figure 1. They are out to sea, and possibly drowning a bit. They may not have eaten, showered, or slept, in the last couple of days.
The person in Figure 2 may have noticed said writer is in over their head with deadlines, editing, and plot holes. Writer breathes a sigh of relief that they are no longer alone, and their friend will help bring the security of decisiveness to their work.
Figure 3 is the reality. They've come to encourage you.
“Nah, Writer, you got this…”
Figure 4: Oh well. Back to editing and deadlines.