Perhaps it's just me, but I often worry what people will think when I tell them a writer.
For various reasons, I'm currently unemployed and a stay-at-home mum. If anyone were to ask what I do for a job, the closest answer would be 'a writer'. When I'm not fulfilling the many duties of a stay-at-home mum I'm either editing my novel, or promoting myself as a writer/ networking.
But I fear people who don't know me or don't know what writing a novel entails wouldn't understand that it's a full time job. I worry people will ask what I've published, and when I answer "nothing yet", they'll reply "oh, so you're not a real writer. You just sit around at home."
Maybe I'm not giving people enough credit or maybe I'm being paranoid, but that's how I feel.
What are your thoughts and experiences when telling people you're a writer?