If you are visiting my page for the first time, thank you for your attention. If we are old friends, welcome back.
I am an amateur writer, but right now I have no words. Getting featured in front of many millions of users for those stories I write before sleeping, sipping my tea, wasn't even in my wildest dreams. It wasn't, until it happened. Twice. Not so long ago I was a random writer from Italy, and today I get my second DD in my folder.
Compared to my quiet fanwriting routine - the whole wonderful process of thought, analysis, typing and posting, surrounded by few readers and faithful friends - this is a dazzling change. It's not just pleasant; it's a mix of many, many emotions. It's completely different, for one. It's the feeling of incredulous wonder that something absolutely out of your habits happens. It's the feeling of being read, observed and shared by an incredible number of people your usual routine isn't even a small fragment of. It's new, unreal.
One of the things I love the most is going to fanfiction.net and checking on the countries my readers come from. In spite of all the years I have spent on the Internet, being able to share my thoughts and my writing with people all around the world still is a miracle to me. I love how we are able to feel closer to each other, to share the pains and the joys our world gives us, and I love being able to learn about what is wrong, to correct it, to become a better person in a better society.
This Sunday, close to its end in my small and saddened country, was a much brighter day than usual thanks to this joy. Thanks for giving me courage and happiness, thank you for your time. Thank you all.