All during SCBWI Spring Spirit 2015, I held a secret.
I had a hole in my clothes.
If you think you saw it, you’re wrong. It was completely covered the entire day and no one but me knew where it was. In fact if I didn’t tell you, you’d think my clothes were flawless that day.
And that’s why I’m telling you. Because I did it on purpose.
I knew that once I walked into the Citrus Heights Community Center, I would meet and socialize with agents and editors that I’ve always dreamed of meeting. I knew that I would more likely stand there looking like a codfish, star-struck and tongue-tied. But with my secret flaw I could remember that these wonderful editors and agents were in fact human. That no matter how perfect they looked or how professional they acted, they too were just people - like me.
The hidden hole in my clothes gave me confidence.
The confidence to be human.
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