Then I run into these people at the grocery store or the movie theater or church and the first thing out of their mouth is, "So your dad told me you wrote a book and I hear it's a bestseller."
Yup, that's pretty much how it goes.
Then I have to correct them and say, "No, it's not even published yet."
Then they say something like, "So when is it coming out?"
Then I have to explain that I have an agent but not a publisher (yet).
Then they look at me like I'm lame, and try to save the conversation with something like, "Well, I'm sure it will work out for you someday."
Yeah. Tomorrow night is my husband's company party. It's going to be filled with conversations like this--which will be fun.
How do you respond when someone asks you about your writing? Do you have a quick and graceful way of explaining just how long and difficult the non-vanity publishing process is? Do you just nod and smile?