“I’m going to write a book, but…” Or “I have a book you need to write for me!” Or “Here’s an idea that will really sell!”
You know you’ve gotten a variation of this when you proudly tell people you’re an author/writer. Happened again to me this weekend at the hotel where there were 4 tables and all were filled. I was hungry, in need of coffee not chit-chat with a portly gentleman. He was very nice, and I listened as much as my waterlogged ears could hear. I know his life history, and why I need to write this to share with the world.
Next time think I’ll just say I sing at The Silver Spur.