And I feel like a dork. 😛
Basically, the video interview with Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn (via Skype) was about my experience and tips as an author. There will be a video and a podcast available in the undetermined future. I’d like to be giving workshops on self-publishing and book promotion in one to three years, so this was great experience. Joanna was really nice and did help put me at ease. It wasn’t talking to her that had me all worked up. It was knowing this is going out into the public that freaked me out. But you have to start somewhere, and I’ve always been of the opinion that it’s better to go out there and totally bomb than to let fear hold you back. And so, I was very happy to get this opportunity.
I do feel like all my answers were stupid, that I talked funny, that I looked funny, and that I rambled on (which I tend to do when nervous). I’ll post the interview when it’s up, of course, but I know I’ll be cringing through the whole thing. It’s really weird to watch and listen to yourself.
Questions brought up included:
What I write
How I’m so prolific when I have kids
How my first draft blog works
How I use social networking with an introverted personality
My tips on selling books
How Kindle compares to Smashwords
Where people can find me (and I flubbed at the self-published author’s lounge url because one of my kids was distracting me at the time; fortunately, this was at the end of the interview)
Note: Someone did come over to watch my two kids. One isn’t in school anymore until kindergarten but the kindergartener was home today because of a stomach bug. (And yes, now I get to wait for the other three to get it. I currently have it. This happened to us last April and lasted until the middle of May. All I can say is that Spring is no longer my favorite time of year.) I’m looking forward to summer.