#authorlifemonth Day 9: Challenge overcome

I get terrible stage fright. TERRIBLE. As in... The sees black spots, face goes cold, actually-think-I'm-gonna-pass-out kind. I'm also terrified of letting other people read Words I Wrote. The first time I posted a chapter of Artificial Absolutes in an online writers forum and someone commented, I had an anxiety attack (even though the comment was good!). Top that off with the fact that I hate any form of public speaking, and the idea that someday, I'd get up in front of a bunch of strangers and read from that Thing I Wrote seemed laughably bizarre a few years ago.

But I did it!!! I'm still terrified of public speaking, but I do it anyway... I find that if I fake enough confidence, sooner or later, I start to believe it 😊

#writersofinstagram #writersofig
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  • astralcolt#authorlifemonth Day 9: Challenge overcome

    I get terrible stage fright. TERRIBLE. As in... The sees black spots, face goes cold, actually-think-I'm-gonna-pass-out kind. I'm also terrified of letting other people read Words I Wrote. The first time I posted a chapter of Artificial Absolutes in an online writers forum and someone commented, I had an anxiety attack (even though the comment was good!). Top that off with the fact that I hate any form of public speaking, and the idea that someday, I'd get up in front of a bunch of strangers and read from that Thing I Wrote seemed laughably bizarre a few years ago.

    But I did it!!! I'm still terrified of public speaking, but I do it anyway... I find that if I fake enough confidence, sooner or later, I start to believe it 😊

    #writersofinstagram #writersofig

  • katey5678You did it. You're awesome x
  • karissalaurelI hate public speaking too, but good for you, overcoming fears. Nothing hold you back! 😊😊
  • rebelliouscupidI would've never guessed that! You seemed so confident during our panel at #kidlitcon
  • cindycherie💛
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