On June 1 I went to work for the Chamber of Commerce. They don't know I'm a writer much less published. My writing career has been in stall for a few years now, so it's not like they're going to accidentally buy my book in a store. But my books are not something I've ever quickly shared with strangers or new acquaintees. It's not shame. Maybe modesty or shyness. On the other hand, my husband freely tells anyone, even strangers in stores, that I'm a published author.
How quickly do you share with people that you're a writer and working to get published? Or that you are published?