One thing I have learned is that writers are secretive. When I was waiting to pitch my book idea, I was seated next to two other ladies on the same mission. We made small talk. We talked about are nerves. And then, I asked the question…”what is your book about?”, which apparently is a taboo subject. Both looked at me as if I had asked them their bank account information. What I learned is that most writers – at least the ones that were at this conference – don’t have loose lips when it comes to their projects. It is like a secret, operative mission.
Since that time, I have many people ask about the plot of my book. Only a select few know the details. Why? Because there are people out there that don’t have pure motives. Sure, most are innocent inquires. Their interest is heightened. But, I prefer to keep the element of mystery at hand. My characters and I are currently in a cage match as we disagree on the outcome. The struggle is real. Especially when I find myself arguing with them as if they were standing in front of me. I have no doubt this is the reason many successful writers turn to the bottle.
So, please don’t take it personally if I don’t spill the details. It isn’t you. It’s me. It’s a private journey.