My Scarlet Letter

I’ve got five minutes to write a post and…go! 

So I ran into a fellow writer at a party. Hadn’t seen her in a long time. She asked how querying was going and I told her I signed with Jenn Laughran. She literally screamed, “You got an agent!” In the movies it would have been the moment when the record screeched on the DJ’s turntable and everyone stopped dancing to stare at me. So I had to explain to the whole party why I needed an agent.

Very few people know I write…but man, that cats out of the bag!  And it got me thinking, if I want to market my book someday why am I hiding that I’m an author now?  For me, it’s failure.  What if I never, ever get published?  I don’t want everyone to know that my dreams went up in flames! 

Ah well…my scarlet letter stands for Author and it’s bedazzled.   Now everyone stops me and says, “Hey!  When can I buy your book?” Let the explanations begin! 

Do you hide your writing skill?  If so, why? 

Got one minute…Oh my gosh you guys! Do you know what today is? It’s first-sweater-of-the-season day! Woot! Best time of the year. Period. And yes, it’s cold enough in DC to wear a sweater…and flip flops. Not ready to give those up yet.

And randomness is over.  Fastest. Blog Post. Ever! 

See ya’ll Monday!  (And speaking of ya’lls, check out TeenShiver.  It’s a blog for YA Writers and Authors in Texas!  Maybe they’ll let me join we move back to H-Town…maybe).


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