I woke up to my phone ringing. It was David.
“Brent! Where have you been!? Goddammit, I’ve been trying to get in contact with you—check your emails!”
Argh. I grabbed my notebook from the side table and flipped it open.
“I’m ah… Wait. What’s happened?” David was still jabbering, while I stared at my screen. I had a never-ending stream of new emails from people I had never heard of, and they were still loading. Some of them were reporters requesting an interview, others were office workers thanking me for my study, people with questions, and academics congratulating me.
I tuned back in to David “Your study is in the New York Times and it’s trending on Twitter!”
I crawled back under my covers in disbelief. This was gonna be a long day.