Giving speeches-eek!

» Posted on Nov 15, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Giving speeches-eek!

Have you ever been thrust into doing something you don’t feel comfortable doing? I never thought of myself as a speaker, but I’ve been doing more and more of that lately. I use to read my speech which wasn’t the best way to go for me. I would read fast. That’s what I do when I’m nervous. I finally decided I’ve been in this business of writing for years and years. I have learned a few things along the way so I’m just gonna talk to the audience as if we are a couple of friends getting together to talk writing. I think it is working out better. At least I’m not as nervous and stuttering over words.

The reason I’m blogging about this today is because in a few hours I have to give a speech to a mystery writers’ group. I want to impart how much Christian fiction as a whole has grown and that there are good suspense/mystery books out there in the Christian market. We are the light in the dark. With all that is happening in this world, I’m glad we are here to spread the Word.

So what have you been thrust into doing that you aren’t comfortable with?