So, I was in school yesterday and something totally unexpected happened. I was sitting in class (bored) when all of a sudden, a classmate asks me, “I heard that you have written a novel. Is it true?”
Now granted, I was a little taken aback. I don’t publicize that I’m an author at school, not because I’m embarrassed, but because I don’t think that anyone would care. Well, anyway, my answer was simple, “Yes, I really have written a novel.”
Then it was just a flood of questions in my direction. “How many pages is your novel? How much time do you spend writing? Do you like it? Are you published?” Then, “What is your novel about?”
I answer all of their questions as best as I could. Then I told them what the novel was about. I was so happy when they started telling me that, “I really like that idea. I would be interested to read it. Sounds like that could be a major movie one day. That’s really cool.”
I was so surprised. They actually seemed genuinely interested in my writing, something that I never expected. It was just so encouraging. Especially when a few of them told me that they would totally buy the book if I got it published. Crazy!
So here’s the point of this little story. You never know how others will react to your novels. Don’t be afraid to publicize your stories, especially if somebody is asking you about it. Talk to people and get your story out there!
Have you ever experienced encouragement like this? Who are your biggest supporters?