And now, a dramatic (and only partially fictitious) reenactment:
Random Stranger: Congratulations! When is the baby due?
Me: I’m not pregnant.
Random Stranger: But…you’re reading through a book of baby names…
Me: Yes. I’m a writer. Writers use baby names books to help us name characters.
Random Stranger: Oooh… writers actually do that? Seriously?
We’ve all been there. Well, ok, gents, my guess is you haven’t been asked how far along you are as you flip through a book …