I woke up last night freaked out. How am I going to do live readings of my book? I am not a worry wart but I was possessed with this at 3am. A few tears is fine, but I can’t have a crying meltdown which is what happened multiple times yesterday when I gave it a go.
You would think since I do so many speaking engagements that reading from this book would be easier. For whatever reason, it’s not which surprised me.
A blubber fest is not what I want to put on display. So I’m thinking I go to some open mic nights, and maybe poetry reading nights to read some of Charles’ pages to get practice in front of an audience.
What do you think? I guess I should go to some first? Maybe no one reads anything? Is it just music? Anyone know?
4 thoughts on “Open mic nights?”
The Open Mic nights sound like a great idea to me. Plus you are bound to have someone in the audience who needs to hear what you have to say. 👍
That’s true. Might also prime the pun for my book sales.
I think some practice runs is a good idea to help reduce your anxiety. Maybe video yourself reading excerpts as well.
That’s a good idea, Kim. Thank you.