Friday, October 28, 2011

A Day in the Life of a University Student: Famous Author Moment

This is section two in my miniseries, A Day In The Life Of Me. My bad bus luck story was the annoying part of my day. Now comes the extremely awesome part.

As you will know if you read the previous post (if you haven’t yet, go read it—or skim it—and then come back) I ended up getting to campus in plenty of time for my first exam, psych. My friend was already there when I arrived, sitting right by the front. Normally we sit second row, so I was a bit confused by this, but she said that she sat so close because she wanted the prof to know she wasn’t cheating. Paranoid much? (JK, she’s a lovely person. <3)

Next to me on the other side was a girl who looked a bit familiar, but I couldn’t quiet place her. I started talking to her, just a friendly, “Nervous about the test?” kinda thing, and she pointed out that we’re actually in the same English class. From then on, our conversation went something like this.

Me: So, are you an English major?
Her: Yep. I’m looking to go into publishing.
Me: Seriously? Me too!
Her: That’s awesome! See, I really like to write—
Me: You write? Me too! Like, YA?
Her: Yeah!
*We talk for awhile about books and queries and stuff like that*
Me: Have you heard about
Her: Yep, I have an account.
Me: How long have you been on?
Her: About a year and a half.
Me: So, um… do you remember Because You Laughed?
Her: Yeah, the short story. Didn’t that make top five?
Me: *points to myself* Yep, it did.
Her: Hey, wait, did you write that?
Me: *nods*
Her: I’m gonna hug you now. J
*We hug*
*I feel like a famous author*
*The prof says it’s time to start the test*

So, that was my pretty exciting first famous author moment. Well, not really, but you get the idea. I think it’s pretty cool that this random person who I just started talking to on a whim had actually read my story. Also, it must have made enough of an impact on them so they still remembered it two years later. I know that Because You Laughed has over 550 comments and there’s obviously a lot of people who’ve read it and haven’t commented, but it’s still weird to actually meet one of those people.

Needless to say, this conversation made me pretty happy and totally made up for any grumpiness that my terrible bus luck could have caused. It was an awesome thing to happen right before the test. The only bad thing is, I have no idea what this girl’s name is. Hopefully I’ll see her in English class tomorrow so I can prove that she’s not just some illusion that my delirious brain made up… 


  1. Is that cool or what?! Good for you. I hear your studies are going well. I expected nothing else but am pleased for you none-the-less. I hope to see you next week!

  2. Haha, that would be super weird but awesome ^_^

  3. That's so awesome! I'd just about die of excitement if that happened to me.