Just one more downside to having accreted my entire sense of self-worth around a core of "no-one likes you for you, they only like you for what you can do for them".
But trying to be helpful to more people is not going to make more people like me! Very much the opposite! I understand this logically! I will never understand it emotionally!
This is very true and apropos for so many of us, and I'm sorry. https://throwanotherbearinthecanoe.substack.com/p/grit-appropriation
I guess we're doing intros. I've been writing short SFF since 2012, publishing it since 2016, slushing at PodCastle since 2017 (and doing the Twitter since, uh, 2018?) and as of this year, I'm now the podcast host, too. I'm also on Codex, and occasionally appear in physical form at UK cons.
I also remain perpetually unsure of the correct spelling of occasionally. Occassionally? Ocassionally. No, no that one. idk.
Codex, PodCastle host, stories all over. It rhymes with "Dopey", not "Lovey Dovey". @mattdoveywriter on Twitter & mattdovey.com
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