Ozarks Romance Authors graciously invited me to speak at their monthly gathering. Today was the big day! I really sweat it, too, in preparing. I knew I wanted to talk about the editorial process, because that was the most unexpected and absolutely fascinating part of being published for me; however, since I’ve been out of the classroom for just over three years now, my public speaking time has been far less frequent. I was scared I’d lost my ability to prepare a time-bound talk. I was terrified that I’d be terrified in front of an audience again.
Thankfully, the ORA faces were friendly, their hospitality was limitless, and they made me believe I did a good job. I enjoyed sharing what I’d learned from my fabulous Avalon editors and I enjoyed the Q&A session immensely!
Thanks, ORA, for getting me back in the public speaking saddle again!