2. Online commenters do not respect your talent or vision.
3. Then again, often nor do editors.
“I can’t believe it. They’ve cut my Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince joke out of paragraph two.”
4. You’re always being told: the game ain’t what it used to be.
5. Though funnily enough, some traditions of the trade appear to be alive and well…
6. Which can make it difficult to get started in the morning.
7. There is no chill like the chill that goes through you when you spot a typo in your headline.
8. No matter how many times you do it, you’ll always hate transcribing your own voice.
10. You really should be nicer to people in public relations.
12. There is still a long way to go in terms of gender equality.
13. And things aren’t exactly meritocratic yet.
So you think about all of this. And about your life.
15. And then you remember: the buzz of seeing your name in print for the first time.
19. The way that sometimes, your job means you get to meet your heroes.
20. Or make new ones, and make sure others know about them too.
21. You think of all the awesome people you have to look up to.
22. And you realize there isn’t another job in the world you’d rather be doing.
(Except maybe write that novel).