A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from our local paper. They wanted to do an interview with me regarding the WestBow Press/Munce Group Writing Contest. I felt like a celebrity! Goodness, I've never been asked to do an interview! What an exciting thing!
Well, today - the article came out. I am so proud! Not in a bragging, look-at-me kind of way. But in a I-can't-believe-this-is-really-happening kind of way. There are still times that I just burst with happiness. My kids look at me a little strangely, but that's okay.
I have more coming, and I'm going to have to learn how to compose myself in an interview setting. I keep telling myself, "It'll be easy. You can do this. You've been on stage. An interview won't be much different."
But it is!
My words are on those pages. My characters. My plots. My life. (Okay, that might be a little overkill, but you get the point.) I have to represent my intellectual property the best way I can. I want people to buy my books! I want them to fall in love with my characters as much as I have. I want them to want to know the whole story and stick with the series until it's complete. So, as you can see, these interviews are really important. It's not at all like walking onstage with memorized lines to ratlle off. It's quick thinking, a mix of wit and wisdom, and nailing it with a sales pitch.
I may not be up for it, but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I'm glad that He knows how important this is - not just for me, but for those great folks at WestBow and Munce who are backing me. And for my family. And I'm glad that I can rely on Him. He won't let me down.
So, bring on the interviews! I'll be happy to talk with you about my book(s). Just as long as you know Someone is holding my hand through the whole thing.
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