April 4, 2011

Trial By Fire

Some writers are very outgoing people.

Others enjoy the writing life because it's solitary - a life of the mind that doesn't require constant engagement with other people.

I'm probably somewhere in the middle.  But when it comes to public speaking, I am squarely in the please-no! camp.  (This does not count kids - I'm always happy to visit with them!)

So you will understand when I tell you that, since today I'm off to Saratoga Springs to give a talk to actual professional grown-ups, I am undergoing a whole new experience of the term trial by fire!

Wish me luck!  If I survive, I'll tell you about it tomorrow.  Or possibly the day after depending on recovery time :)


  1. I'm sure you'll be great, Susanna!

  2. Best of luck, Susanna! You'll do great! Just pretend they're kids with bigger vocabularies!

  3. Oh, good luck! I am the same way. Terrified to get up in front of a crowd.

  4. Thanks to all of you for your support and good wishes! Tune in tomorrow for the debriefing :)

  5. Good luck, I'd be just the same.


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