I gulped. Me? What if I sound stupid? Hell, I will. I’ll say something that’ll make Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber look like Einstein, I thought when the president of my writer’s club, Cathy Kitchco, sent an email asking if she could interview me for her weekly radio show. I pressed reply and began to type, NO WAY! But then a quiet voice whispered in my shy skull…
Stop. Writer’s need to do interviews. You’ve done them before and didn’t die. Actually were good. Be brave.
My hand hovered over the keyboard. Forcing my shaking fingers to type what my flip-flopping gut fought I told Cathy that I’d be honored to do an interview over the phone.
Then came the big day. That morning I must have cleared out every frog that ever dared to hide in my vocal cords. Ahem. Ahem. AHEM. Then, with notes splayed all over my kitchen table, I waited for the phone to ring.
Was I shaking and nervous? Hello? Does a skunk’s spray stink? You bet I was. But a funny thing happened as I started to talk about writing. I forgot I was being interviewed and started to focus on the joy writing brings me.
And guess what? I sounded nothing like Jim Carey.
Here it is, what do you think?