I was in a training session today previewing an upcoming event for a few people. We get to a roleplaying section and one of the people absolutely made my day:
“You need to be a writer!”
“Well, I want to be a novelist.”
“No, you need to quit this job and go be a writer!”
I laugh – especially because my boss is sitting next to her with a rather shocked face. I grin at them both and replied, “Writing is hard to make money, and I like eating too much to be a starving artist.”
Still. The fact that someone found a 3 paragraph roleplaying script funny enough to tell me to quit in front of my manager – really made my day. It was quite the affirmation that I must have some kind of talent.