Sometimes it seems like the things that can make you happy are just strange.
I've found some reasons to feel pretty good over the past few days. In fact, I really haven't felt this good in a long while. What really trips me out to think about though, is the fact that I feel this way because of something that is just weird. I'm feeling good, because I've released 5 chapters of my first fan fiction story, and have gotten really, really good feedback from it so far.
It's a silly little thing, I guess. I've always thrived on other people's praise for my writing, only in the past its always been my friends and family that were the only one's reading and appreciating it. Now, however, the praise is coming from other people, many of whom are writers themselves, and who are complete strangers to me. It's different from any other responses I've ever gotten to my writing because these people are under no obligation to respond to it all. Yet they're taking time out of their busy schedules to let me know that they're enjoying the story I'm telling, and to encourage me to keep writing it.
To me that's nothing short of amazing. It gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, my long held desire to be a real author, just might come to pass.