I absolutely hate reading at my desktop off a screen parallel to my face. It’s frustrating and exhausting.
So when I say that this is the longest thing I have ever read on the Internet and that you should read it too — you can be damned sure this isn’t going to waste your time. You’ll be in its grip as I was.
Literally my career, my whole life’s work, was in the hands of a 12 year old.
People are sending me the nastiest e-mails, like I’ve betrayed them, left them behind. Not successful people, they’re happy for me, but the ones who haven’t made it yet, it’s like they want to poison my moment.
If there’s one thing I learned this decade it’s that every artist needs a mentor, someone to give that kick in the ass or light a fire under you when you’re hesitating. Someone you believe in and really respect who just simply says: You can do it. You’ll be great. I believe in you.
— thanks to @jasonpinter via Twitter