I really love it when I have an opportunity to meet authors. Even though I get really nervous and a bit tongue -tied. I always want to be able to say something really cool but my mind seems to go blank. You would think since I have had the pleasure to meet approximately 25 authors in person; that I would feel more comfortable and confident. Yea….no it hasn’t happened. I recently met Lisa McMann. Prior to getting into line to meet her and have her sign my copy of Crash; my hands began to sweat and my mind went blank. As I was standing there, wondering what I should say, the line kept moving. I then started letting people in back of me cut in front of me to allow me time to be able to think of something. I didn’t want to move all the way back to the end of the line and appear foolish so; I stayed where I was and thought harder. When it was my turn, I simply said, “I love your writing and I cant wait to read Crash.” Lisa said, “Thank you”. She signed by books and then I quickly asked for a picture; which she agreed to.
I don’t know what it is when I meet authors or actors I automatically feel like I am an 8 year old child who is mute or at times, who has a stuttering problem. I truly hope I can overcome this a bit because in May I will be meeting many authors between the RT Convention and the BEA and I don’t want to have a heart attack due to the self-induced stress.
Have any of you felt this way before when you met either an author or an actor?
How about I include a giveaway on this post…….Up for grabs is an autographed hardcover of Crash by Lisa McMann