Did Natalie Portman call you up and ask you to dinner tonight?
Were you offered a book deal for no apparent reason?
Are the San Diego Crunchers asking you to play for them?
No, none of these!
Yesterday, I got my very first fan mail.
Hi,I was totally gobsmacked. I directed him to my COX-2 article, in case he had missed it, which he had.
Just wanted to say I enjoyed the article in today's Daily about the link between RA and TB. Engaging, and well written!
I read the COX-2 article and liked it too. If you can continue to A) address current issues by focusing on aspects that were missed in the recent media cycles (as with the COX-2 article); and B) translate complex concepts into layspeak, then I'm sure you'll do well.I was so happy someone was actually reading and appreciating my articles who I wasn't badgering to do so. I have no idea who this guy is; he's a grad student in the atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences. But he deliberately sought out my e-mail address to tell me he liked my article. Man. If only he were a hot woman so I could exploit her appreciation of my talent for sex.
Whoa, prepositional phrases are tricksy. You know what I meant there. I have no talent for sex. YET.
But wow. Someone completely unbiased read my work and liked it. Now I will become overconfident in my abilities and be utterly devastated when people who'd pay me money aren't as impressed.
In conclusion, if you don't love Groundhog Day, then you can't be my friend. No, really.