I few days ago an acquaintance asked what I wanted to take advantage of most during my transition phase. I answered, "Publish my novel."
This was the rest of the conversation verbatim!
"Cool. I have always wanted to write a book. I actually have an idea for a sure best seller!"
I found his blind optimism adorable. "Cool. What's it about?"
"I'm not telling you." He responded. "You might steal it!"
I began to laugh. Then I realized he was serious.