Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Public Speaking

I have been working on my second book feverishly. I still have a ways to go. I'm not yet happy.

Elderly Comments
This one is so different than the first, even though it's one of a series. Here's a slight clue. It's called Burned Into Time. That's a biggie right there! My heroine gets burned into time!

But I am taking a break to talk about speaking in public.
Yes, this is a big problem for me, and it might be one for many of you. My fear of being in front of people has put a damper on a lot of things. I freeze and have to plug myself back in for a few seconds. Deep inside the words are trying to emerge.

Funny Comments
I have great fear that something like this will happen!

Funny Comments

Shell shocked I will sit there and try to read the words or even remember what I am doing there! The anti nerve pills ain't working and your stomach has a fire breathing dragon in it.
With a force that comes from who knows where takes over, like an alien, I push myself to say the words. Bluemberglst? Yeah that makes sense. And I remember what one of my FRW friends said to me. Picture them naked. Ha! that just might work.

Friends Comments

One thing I can be sure of is that no matter how badly I do, Traci will tell me I did great!
Friends well

Friends Comments

Yeah, that's exactly what I need to say!


  1. That was cute - especially the frogs. But, I agree with Traci, you always do great. Looking forward to reading Burned Into Time.

    Go Saints!


  2. Hang in there... I have to say... the clip with the woman falling in the hole. OUCH!

  3. I have to tell you, Mary, I know just where you are coming from. I hate public speaking of any kind and tremble like a leaf in a thunderstorm when put in that position. My voice quakes and I feel sick. So that said, I've always thought you did a wonderful job and I know how much it takes to get up there and do it.

    The clips were really cute. I think I may have to steal that link, LOL


  4. I don't think you're alone with being nervous about public speaking Mary (I have a writer's talk coming up in June and I secretly terrified). I love the clips, very funny. Good luck with the editing, it's going to be worth it, you know it is! You're such a good writer!

  5. I was so excited about my cousin writing a second book,,,, until she killed me off.

    Just wait and see,,, I'll be back!