This Shy/Introvert’s Musings on #grl2017 #gayromlit #grl

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I came across a BuzzFeed article titled, 53 Pictures Only Introverts Can Truly Appreciate, that got me thinking about the upcoming GRL in Denver. These are the images that stood out for me:




This is the mode I’m in now. It’ll pretty much take from now until October for me to gather the emotional strength to do this.


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Small talk.

It’ll be a requirement, but I am so very, very bad at it.


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Featured authors have some kind of spotlight thing they do. I figure a reading sounds less stressful than other options, but even so, I can totally picture this happening.


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I see all the excited people posting about how they can’t wait to see all their GRL friends again.


I’ll have enough trouble figuring out how to join in with other newbies, let alone already established groups.

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The whole point of attending GRL is to network with fellow authors and attract new readers. Will the cost/benefit ratio of this venture be worth it when the risk of me being this guy is so high?

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(I got this image from a Huffington Post article.)

Being shy is not the same as being introverted. In my case, though, I’m both.

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I’ve seen this image around a lot but nabbed it off the comments section of that BuzzFeed article. This is my best hope (other than and being über-prepared, ’cause that’s how I roll)—linking up with other introverts or shy/introverts so I don’t feel completely lost, yet am not overwhelmed.

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6 thoughts on “This Shy/Introvert’s Musings on #grl2017 #gayromlit #grl

  1. I understand you completely.
    I’m sure you’ll do just fine, but if you need moral support, I’m just a Twitter DM away you know! <3

    5 and 22 struck a chord with me. And also 32: it's me for the upcoming weekend. I have to go to a wedding in Bangkok and I'm already stressed out about it.

  2. 26 works for me and 30 haha. in fact I purposely find doctors that let me book online. Mostly because I want to book the appt. when their closed. 39 yes… 43 so much. Mostly I think I hang out with people I know I can ask basic questions to when starting a conversation. “What do you write?” “What brand is that dress from?”

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