This week's Roadtrip Wednesday asks: What do people say when they learn you're writing a book?
I haven't gotten any supremely unusual reactions, to be honest. Mostly, I don't talk about it with people because the conversation gets too confusing and complicated, once they start asking about "when I will be published" and things of that nature. So the most common response has been that people are proud of me for writing a book. Which is nice! I like when people are enthusiastic about it, or display a genuine interest in talking to me about how it's going and all of that.
My least favorite of the questions I've been asked has to be, "Will you make me a character" or the similar, "Will you name a character after me?"
Um...do you want that flaws and all? 'Cause I don't think you'll really like it as much as you think.
I've had a few people tell me they want to write a book one day, and I get a lot of questions about "how you do it" or "writing sounds boring". Or, "omg will you be rich like Stephenie Meyer/JK Rowling? And will you still talk to me when you are?"
My dear sweet sister, who isn't really an avid reader, asked how long after a book comes out they make a movie of it, usually.
I'm glad she has so much faith in me...
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ETA: I had to edit this, because I just remembered another gem from my sister (which will be better if you've read my lovely post from last week's Roadtrip Wednesday). When she first found out I wanted to be published, she said, "it's not about cows, is it?" She was very relieved when I said no. I don't think she felt I'd have much luck that way!