At the Keyboard: Memorable Reactions
Being a writer, especially an erotic romance author, isn’t the same as being an office worker or the usual employee. When I tell people what I do, they’re usually surprised and curious. Over the years, I’ve witnessed a lot of reactions, but here are the three most memorable:
(1) “But you seem so straitlaced!” — Yes, well, I keep my whip at home and leather is so hot in the summertime. I also happen to be in a [insert bank, grocery store, library, etc.], so I thought I’d tone it down.
(2) “Are you writing about your own experiences?” — This one always amazes me since I write sci-fi and paranormal romances. Many people have told me they think I’m from another planet and can sometimes look shifty, though, so I’ll let you be the judge.
(3) “Holy %&@!, you really are a writer!” — I’ve heard this one from friends and acquaintances when they finally look up my books online. Writing is a wonderful, transcendent, insane, arduous, uplifting, hair-pulling business, and I think I’d have to be nuttier than I am now to lie about doing it. Absolutely I’m a writer, and that’s no %&@!.