Hee hee hee…….
Oh! I’m sorry! I didn’t see you there! I was too busy laughing my keister off at all of the people who have begun to exhibit some mild anxiety ever since they’ve found out I’m writing a book:
“So, um, are you going to use fake names?”
“Are you, ah, going to write about that one time, when we, you know, did that thing at that place, with those people?”
“You’re going to hyphenate your maiden and married name, right? Dad would kill you if you didn’t use our Polish last name.” (12 + 7 = 19 letters altogether.
While others want to make sure I know just how book-worthy they are:
“Can you write about our immigration to this country and how brave your father and I were and how we sacrificed it all for you and that thanks to us you had the opportunity to learn English and write your book so really our names should be on the cover of it anyway?” “Oh, and don’t forget that time I was five and we went to church and I noticed that the statue of Jesus was barefoot so I came back the next day and brought him my only pair of leather sandals so that his feet wouldn’t be cold and that’s just the kind of gal I am.”
“Somewhere…..over the rainbow……..way up high…….” (I really wanted to remind this person that it was a book….but I enjoyed the show).
And this is only two weeks in!
This is going to be more fun than I thought.
2 Replies to “If You Write It, They Will Panic”
Yeah…by all means use my real name, ya know?!?!?….and you can talk about how we would drink flagowsce during our youth in beautiful Krakow… oh and our first meeting – “Yeah (insert Jersey accent) I speak Polish, too Biatch…ooh you are from cali?!??! – Ooooh I love Cali!!” and, yes, it has been love ever since!!! Yaaay can not wait to read the NY Time Best Selling Novel!!!
This actually happened to me. Someone in my family wrote a book that exposed my very ugly childhood. I forgave her though 🙂
You know, the stuff that causes panic really is the best material. Write on!