When I started telling people I am trying to write a novel, most people were very excited for me. They ask the story line. They congratulate me on being brave enough to tackle writing a book. Some even offer to read chapters for me.
It’s all very fun.
But then, just the other day, a neighbor asked me, “soooooo, are the characters based on anyone I know?”
I was actually startled by the question. The Alligator Purse is most assuredly fiction. Neighbors, friends, and relatives need not worry.
But I guess this is something that all writers should consider when working on their books. People will start to get nervous that you might uncover some deep dark secret about them and reveal it to the world. Or that you will exaggerate their quirks for a laugh.
I personally cannot imagine writing a “tell-all” type book. That tabloid mentality does not appeal to me.
But that doesn’t make this t-shirt any less funny. You can get it on Amazon.
So, if you know me, don’t worry. You won’t be in my book. At least not on purpose.