Something amusing happened to me the other day, and I thought I’d share it with you. I wonder if any fellow authors have experienced anything similar?
I’m talking about people’s reaction when you tell them you’re an author.
So, I went for a job interview, my first ever interview at 47 years old (I’ve always been self-employed). The first thing the interviewer said to me was, ‘Wow, I’ve never met an author before’. Taken aback, I replied, ‘Oh, well, we’re quite normal really, we just have weird things going on in our heads’
Yeah, I know, not the best answer, but I was nervous…
She then proceeded to ask questions about my book, the genre I write, and even looked up my book on her computer.
Obviously not! I didn’t get the job and I’m not surprised.
I think I might have been a little too enthusiastic about my writing. When I went over the interview in my head later that day, I realised I talked more about my writing than the actual job I was applying for!
I’d love to hear what reactions you’ve had when people learn you’re an author. Please share!