Possible Reactions From Your Hometown To You Becoming An International Best Selling Author #writers

Ever daydreamed about how your hometown will react to you becoming an international best selling author?

Ok, let’s imagine you have hit the literary big time. Your book is an international best seller, film rumours are rife and social media has gone into meltdown over your literary masterpiece.

How does your hometown react to your newfound stardom?

Here are some possible reactions.

  1. Your favourite local restaurant keeps a table free at all times in case you decide to drop by and order some food.
  2. You are inundated with selfie requests in the high street, whilst doing a bit of shopping.
  3. Your local hair or beauty salon have a signed framed photo of you on the wall and name a beauty treatment or hairstyle after you!  Sigh!
  4. Cool local people who’ve happily ignored you for years start hosting parties and ask you to be the guest of honour.
  5. Your favourite local coffee shop creates a special ‘express lane’ just for you, so your coffee can be served quickly.
  6. You never have to worry about not receiving Xmas or birthday cards again.
  7. You are asked to give talks at your local bookshop about how you became a famous novelist, how blogging helped improve your writing and how your Twitter addiction drove you to insanity.
  8. You are inundated with local freebies and asked to endorse your favourites. It is not long before your local butcher has a poster of you in the window, chomping on one of his pork pies, with the words ‘[enter your name, international best selling author thinks they are yum!”
  9. You are asked to switch on the town’s Christmas lights *squeal!* How exciting!
  10. Your pet is given special treatment in the town’s pet grooming salon. Sigh!

I am so excited about becoming an international best selling author – turning on the Christmas lights whilst modelling my own eyebrow treatment – sigh!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

68 thoughts on “Possible Reactions From Your Hometown To You Becoming An International Best Selling Author #writers

  1. I’m from San Jose, California, and in Silicon Valley, home of many smart people, the bar for accomplishment is almost as high as the stratospheric real estate prices. I’ll have to write several best sellers before they notice me. 😀

  2. Don’t beleive a word of it Lucy. When I was stupid enough to allow them to put a pic of me at the top of my weekly column I was more often slammed up against the frozen pea counter by readers telling me they loved / hated what I had written and then begging me to ghost write / read their mss etc etc. Not fun at all. 🙂

  3. Since I live out in the middle of nowhere in a small town, I doubt they would do anything. My hometown where I grew up might be a little different, but I’m sure not much. We already have a few Hollywood stars that came out of my high school. I will say I’d probably get more support from people on my social media. LOL.

      1. We have Runzas, and pierogies which I think might be similar. Also chicken pot pies which are awesomely good, but usually made in a 9×9 inch pan and makes 9 servings.

  4. Does it make me a bad person if my dream is moving away and not acknowledging that I lived there? All the cool people who never had the time for me before? Not going to know them later. Ha ha

  5. LOL! Terrific column! But you forgot to mention the local deli creating and naming a sandwich after you — invariably some variation on the combination of pastrami, swiss cheese, ham and thousand island dressing (made even sweeter by the fact that you’ve been a vegan for the past decade). We should take a lunch and compare notes, dawwling. Just have your people call my people, and I’ll have Wolfgang hold a table for us. (I can get away with mouthing all this drivvel because I live near Hollywood.) Luv you, Babe.

  6. Obviously, I need to lower the bar. I recently heard of a village with just 2 inhabitants. Perhaps I should move there. It’ll be just my luck, of course, when I find out that one of them is Stephen King…

      1. Took me a while to figure out what you were talking about, what with you being one of the cool kids and me a nerd and all that, but yes, spending all day with just two people around will be BAU for me!

      2. And they will say (cue my best Greek accent) “but Nicholas you switched on the town’s Christmas lights last year and there is a signed framed photo of you in the Barbers!” 😉

  7. Absolutely yes to #5!!! And add in free refills of my lattes? Oh, and PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) year round!! Also, Starbucks CEO has to call me before all decisions so I can save him from himself!!

    PS: Add Carmel Mochas back to the menu!!

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