GUY AT PARTY: So, what do you do?
ME: I’m a writer.
GUY: Oh, that’s great! My daughter is a writer too.
ME: Cool. What kind of stuff does she write?
GUY: She writes, like, stories with the characters from TV shows and Twilight and stuff. It’s all published online! Her mother and I are very proud of her.
I want to hug this kid, because she sounds like me when I was her age. (But with Tamora Pierce’s books and Firefly instead of Twilight.)