Today, I am pretty much just saying hello to all the wonderful people who have come and visited my website. Not even one day has past since it came live and already over fifty people have come to see it.
Later on today, I will be reading my poetry at the Lea County Center of the Arts. Once I have completed that task, I will publish the poems on this website with a little commentary of my own. I will talk about what inspired each poem and I will also mention how the crowd at the reading tonight reacted.
This is my first public appearance in the capacity as an author. I'm both nervous and excited. I don't usually take the spotlight, but I have taken on the burden because I need to get my brand out there. My biggest fear is that when I am speaking on stage, I might channel a distinctive celebrity inflection or different accents of ethnicity. I might sound Swedish tonight for all I know.
That's just how my stage fright manifests. I've had to do class presentations in the past, and that's how it typically turns out. However, I've also learned alot about stress management and different ways of coping. Maybe I will do well tonight, but regardless I promise it will be amusing at the very least.