Before I begin, let me clarify that this is not an event recap for #FeelsFest. There were other things that happened on October 22, but I felt like I should share a more personal account of how I felt after going through what I believe is an unforgettable experience for me, especially as a writer.
And it’s all because of this note:
(Excuse the poor lighting in the background; I was trying to take this picture from above, and there were reflections. This is why I don’t do flat lays.)
This note came from Jems, who brought her #romanceclass books to be signed by authors with matching thank-you notes. I admit that I almost cried when I saw this note because this was one of the few times that I’ve realized that my words can have an impact on people’s lives. This, more than anything, affirms the choice I made to become an author–regardless of the odds against me–because it reminds me that my work has meaning.