So Amtrak has this thing where they sit you down with other people to eat, and, inadvertently, you make conversations with people. It has been quite entertaining. The moment people ask me what I do and I tell them I'm a writer, there is a silence. Then the questions are as follows (they vary):
- Did you sell some?
- You write real books?
- Is that a hobby?
- Did you study it? You can't write if you didn't study it.
And only once I got asked:
- Oh! What kinds of books? Fiction?
I wanted to kiss that person to death.