When people find out I wrote a book I usually get two responses:

1. Cool! I’ve always wanted to write a book. I have this great story idea.

2. Where did you find the time with two kids and a full-time career?

If the response is the first one, I invite them to join my writing group (or one online) for support and help with getting there.

For the second question, my response usually ends with “It’s important to me, so I find time. I work my schedule around my writing not the other way around.”

I got this great article in my inbox today by Kristen Lamb talking about the 5 Traits of the Successful Authors. If you don’t follow her blog, I highly recommend it, not just for the great tips, but her hilarious sense of humor!

What questions do you get asked when people find out you’re a writer, or published?