Okay, so when you make the leap to leave the security of the paying gig of a job and write full time with the promise of ZERO income, it’s scary scary scary. For instance, I made that leap in 2008 – and we all know what happened that year! Yes, Jill of the great timing 😉
Another consequence of staying home all day to work – you lose all your social skills. I’m talking full on conversations with the dog and saying dialogue out loud so often you accidentally do it in public those rare times you go out. Ask any of my friends, I have an outside of my house shelf life of about an hour and a half. I get a little twitchy after that.
But if there’s someone who hates to leave her house even more than me – it’s Gena. So when we leave, we usually go together, because if there’s anything better than a socially awkward person, it’s TWO socially awkward people.
Gena’s favorite (aka tormenting) thing to do is to invite me into a group conversation so she can then excuse herself and never return, leaving me to converse with people. And I mean NEVER return. The worst part about it – it took me almost a year to figure out she was doing it on purpose.
So, if you’ve ever begun your evening in a conversation with Gena and ended up with me, don’t take it personally, it’s her. Not you. It really is her. And I’m glad you and I are friends now.
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Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another tormenting tale! And Friday I’ll be giving you a chance to win a singed copy!