I can breathe again. Thank you, everyone, for the good wishes and wonderful suggestions. I used many of them. Also calmingeffects, mysocalledhell, irana, and, of course, jetsdad helped me out with my brain. I hate it when my brain loops.
Jet helped, too, by playing Crash Bandicoot with me for a while.
I actually slept the night through. Whew...
amberley gave me the coolest link to an article by Nick Green on how cool it felt for him to get a bunch of fanfics of his Cat Kin, fanfics written by a bunch of 8th Graders.
I *loved* that.