I opened my email and there it was. My first invitation to appear, as an author, and give a presentation.
My mind immediately filled with images of myself, microphone in hand, perhaps nestled into a cozy leather chair on stage as I gaze upon those who’ve come to listen intently to the carefully crafted bit of wisdom I have to offer them. That lasted about 3.5 seconds and then terror flooded through me. What wisdom?!
I’m finally comfortable calling myself an author, but what do I possibly have to teach others? What topic can I offer that won’t bore a group to tears (including my family, who I’m fairly confident would come just to ensure I do have an audience!). I’ve called all the authors that I usually badger with my neurotic–and endless!–questions (nobody answered, apparently they have lives!).
So my current list of potential topics is:
- Pairing Snacks With Reading Genres
- Reading To Escape Responsibility & Recreation
- Writing: I Did It & You Probably Can Too
- Hi, I’m An Author. Any Questions?
- Ascertaining The Primitive Implications of the Transcendental Elegy on the Post-Modernistic Annihilist (but I think that’s for a very specific audience)
I’m still tossing these around, but I’m definitely open to suggestions.