I mean, I read aloud to my son every night, but he's four and adores me, no matter how stupid I am :)
Besides, I'm not reading my stuff to him!
The reason I am bringing this up, is because I have been visiting local school libraries to see if they would be interested in stocking my books. Most of them have said yes and also asked if I would like to come in and do a reading or speak to a couple of English classes about writing. Wow - such a great opportunity!
... and I'm totally freaking out :)
My first reading is this Friday.
I know I will be fine. I know that some of the kids who hear my stuff will not like it, while other kids will think it's awesome. Hopefully I'll have more of the latter.
I guess it's the risk we take as writers. We put ourselves out there to entertain or teach others... and we have to believe that what we share is good. We work hard to produce something magical. I guess I just need to trust myself, the reviews I'm getting and on Friday... read my little heart out :)
Have you ever read your work in public before?
How was it?
I hope everyone has a great start to their week. Happy reading and writing everyone :)