I really do love my fans. I do. You guys are awesome. However, a few of you are kind of freaking me out.
To the woman who addressed me as “Professor Connolly”, I really do appreciate the sentiment, but I am not really a professor. Even if I were, that’s kind of a stuffy title. I probably wouldn’t wear it unless required by my job (if I worked at a university, which I don’t).
Then to the gentleman who keeps writing me telling me what a star I am – I absolutely love the fact that I have such a devoted fan. When I’m feeling down I only need to look in my inbox to find some amazing compliment. However, it concerns me because it seems you’ve put me up on an awfully high pedestal, one I’m not sure I belong on. You’ve built such an interesting viewpoint of me in your mind that I’ve become a legend to you – one I’m afraid I can’t live up to. And when the day comes when it hits you just how normal and human I am, I’m concerned that you are going to be so disappointed that you’ll become a vicious critic (as usually happens in cases like this). So please know that there isn’t really a huge difference between us. We’re both human, we both put our pants on one leg at a time, and we both are just normal people with bills and friends and family. We both have the potential to be wonderful and loving, or brutal animals. We both have to work for a living, it’s just that I have a different occupation than you. I write books and I have a YouTube channel (along with 85% of the rest of the population).
I’m not so sure that gives me any sort of celebrity beyond the fact that people in certain circles know me and in those circles I’m either the girl people are jealous of (and whose ass they want to kick) or the popular girl people want to be (or be seen with). I’m like the Demonolatry version of Paris Hilton, but with a brain.
So I really do appreciate the time that went into the long fan e-mails telling me how wonderful I am. I really just don’t need a new one every few days. Thanks so much for your thoughts and fandom and I’ll do my best to continue to write and create books you will enjoy and find useful. Blessed Beast.