Monday, May 07, 2007
Yes, we have clear blue skies today and sunshine! I have all my yard work done, but will go putter outside anyway because it is such a nice day. But, not until I get a chapter done on the WIP. I'm pushing this thing because I now have several other ideas nibbling at my brain that I want to start organizing, but refuse to write down until I have the first draft done on the WIP.
I've been practicing what I'm going to read at the Baker City reading and signing this Friday. (Thanks Wavy for the advice) I've picked three different scenes in the beginning of the book, even though my favorite scene is toward the back. I figure I want to stay in the beginning because otherwise I'll give too much of the story away setting up to the scene I would like to read from the back.
This trip will be fun, but I'm finding I'm also getting nervous. Baker City doesn't bother me, it's going to my home town and having either no one show up or everyone! I think this is worse than going to a class reunion. At a reunion you can mingle and aren't the focus of attention. At least I try not to be, so this whole thing is taking me completely out of my comfort zone.
How do you deal with situations that make you uncomfortable?