I looked at my sister and shuddered. "That's a lot of people."
"Imagine you had to present an award there," she said. "Imagine they called you up to present the award for the movie based on your book."
I rolled my eyes, but I couldn't help feeling flattered to know she believes in me that much. Hey... when we dream, we dream big ;)
It got me thinking though.
Although I've had to do them all through school, and even still at work for meetings, I absolutely, completely and totally HATE presentations. Because they always involved public speaking.
I abhor being the center of attention... I am by no means extroverted in any sense, and I've always shied away from the spotlight. Unless I'm very comfortable with people, all eyes turned to me usually means sweat city accompanied by a woozy stomach on the side.
The thing is, if you want to be a successful writer and dream BIG... chances are--someone, some day is going to ask you to speak at something, somewhere.
Then what? Can you say no? Is that bad?
They say practice makes perfect, and the more you work at something, the better you get at it. I think I may be an anomaly when it comes to this rule. Maybe it skipped a generation...
I've actually tried to take a course that would help with this, and ended up dropping it at the last minute because I couldn't go through with it.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see... this could all be fruitless worrying ;)
What about you? Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Do you like being in the spotlight? Do you think it will have an impact on your writing career?