I really enjoyed this. I went to a few writing groups in a stuck-up coffee shop and everyone read their writing aloud, aloud and proud. Everyone but me. I couldn’t do it, still can’t.
May I ask if this is based on real life ? I might add that meeting your heroes / role models / muses / inspirations, etc. may not always be a good thing on several ( dozen ) levels.
I met the author Mercedes Lackey online & felt like I had lost an argument with an almost perpetually pissed - off hedgehog wearing fashion made of steel wool & having a monthly visitor or 2. 🤕💀☠ & Ms. Lackey lacks humanity. NOT a hero nor a role model.