If we were having coffee together…
You would be forced to listen to my experience of being filmed earlier this week and how afterwards I ran all the way home to hide under my bed.
There would be a lot of huffing and puffing from my side of the coffee table. You would be expected to reach across and give my arm a reassuring squeeze, while saying, “I’m sure it turned out okay.”
Being filmed is not easy and to make things worse, I read a challenging critique of my next project before I attended the interview. So, as you can imagine, I wasn’t feeling the love for writing. Mental note for the future – don’t read things like this before filming.
I am doing an Author Event at my local library (Usk Community Hub) on Thursday (3rd October) and Monmouthshire County Council have put together a short 3 minute film about me and my book; Instructions For Falling In Love Again
This was the Facebook post that went out.
Let me know what you think?
You would then have to give me some soothing and encouraging words for my Author Event.
Maybe even a warm hug? One which would go on for longer than necessary as I would be clinging onto you for dear life and then there would be an awkward silence between us.
The thought of standing up and talking is already giving me jitters.
Any words of advice from those of you who stand up and talk regularly?
I have to cover my writing journey so far, my experience of self publishing and my book. Pray for me.
We would then discuss my next project which has the working title of HeartBreak Cafe. Once again there would be lots of huffing and puffing from my end of the coffee table.
I would then talk about my recent critique and how an unexpected three hour visit to the car garage helped me to recover from the sting of challenging feedback.
I am actually a fan of feedback which makes you wince. This is what brings you on as a writer, but it is still hard to deal with.
You wouldn’t get a word in edgeways because after discussing my feedback we would be straight onto the books I am currently reading.
I would tell you at long length all about my current fascination with YA romance which to me feels like a cloud of butterflies, stolen kisses, secrets and sweaty palms. Love it!
At this point my Instagram feed would be whipped out and you would endure me telling you all about my obsession with pretty book covers.
At this point in our coffee date you will be hoping I stop talking just so that you can say something.
Our cake would arrive and you would be relieved. Surely she won’t talk while eating cake, you say to yourself.
To your surprise and disappointment I would shove a wedge of cake into my mouth and then launch into telling you all about my work night out this week. It resulted in me feeling fragile the next morning. By following me on Insta you get live updates on my hangovers.
I would tell you all about how I am a light weight when it comes to drinking and how I always have to go home after what feels like one glass of wine. You would then hear all about how I managed 5 drinks (inc 2 soft drinks) and then had to go home 😂
So, if we were having coffee I would now be standing up and telling you I have an important meeting with my dog. You would be feeling emotionally drained and quite possibly holding your head in your hands.
You would get another awkward hug. A long one which would result in you having to physically pull away because I would be snuggling into your shoulder, murmuring, “hold me close.”
Enjoy your week!
I am back on Tuesday for my weekly book review.
My book is available to buy on Amazon. Click here.