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It's hard for me not to stalk readers, rankings, reviews, and other mentions in cyberspace. Everything feels like one big talent show and I'm waiting to get gonged. Please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers the Gong show. **hides face in shame**
Anyways...this publication business feels like high school again. Yes...high school. I wasn't popular. I hid in the crowd, liked being the shadow, the designated driver, the ear that the popular kids talked to. But now I have to stand in the light. I have to be noticed. And that, for me, is hard.
It's part of the reality of this job I didn't account for. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a total recluse and enjoy the company of humans over the age of four, but having to be out there while not knowing how I fit in is hard. And then I began watching...
I know it's fiction, but it's great fiction. And underlying each episode is the theme of achieving your dreams, of being different, of being part of something great.
I am part of something great. I get to inspire, to create, to be part of a community who helps one another and encourage others to achieve their dreams and never give up. Now all I have to do is walk toward the light. Hopefully, I'll survive it.