Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I have a fan?

A dear friend of mine is a beta reader for me. I've bent her ear many times and she never seems to get bored with my life as a writer. (That's amazing because I spend day after day at the computer staring at a screen or keyboard)

I gave her a copy of my WIP a few weeks ago for her to read. She takes it to work to read on the days she works late because the last hour or so is really slow. A couple of days ago she left the MS at her work and the cleaning lady came in and began to read it while cleaning. The cleaning lady admits to trying to clean and read at the same time. Well I guess I hooked her becasue she "stole" it from my friend with a promise to return it today.

I'm laughing about this, who knew? I guess my book is appealing to some people and thats a good thing right? My hook is effective, at least enough to make people commit thievery.

So what do you think? Is it theft or fandom? I don't know what to think.


ali said...

Awesome! I call it Fandom. Seriously.

Angie said...

That is so cool. I'd be delighted if it happened to me. :)

Teri said...

Thievery? I think not...that is serious fandom right there. That is amazing! Congratulations!

Cathy Witbeck said...

That would make me feel kinda cool. Fun story, Michelle.

Noble M Standing said...

Thanks guys. :) I think it's hilarious, who'd have thought you could inspire someone to do something like that.