So, word has spread. The kids know.
(Side note: to all my new awesome readers, I teach 10th grade world literature.)
Kid 1: Mrs. Revis, why does everyone keep congratulating you?
Me: I got a book deal! My book is going to be published!
Kid 1: Like, for real?
Me: Like, for real.
Kid 2: Are you going to be famous?
Me: Nah, I--
Kid 1: I'm going to keep the hall pass she signed!
Kid 2: I'm going to keep the chill-out form she signed!
(chill out = in school suspension)
Kid 1: We can sell them on e-bay!
Me: I don't think it works like that...