June 28, 2004

Fifth Wall

I did my first public fiction reading yesterday. About 40 people were forced to listen to nearly half-an-hour's worth of self-pitying drivel about the horrors of working in the information economy and they apparently liked it well enough to not walk out.

Actually, it's part of my thing-in-progress (novel, probably, if I have the guts, novella if I decide to punt after mining the easy stuff) and the material went over well, lots of laughs, and the like.

What was interesting was how nervous I was for the 3 or 4 hours leading up to it. I've certainly spoken, even performed music or theater, in front of ten times as many people without giving it a thought. It must be a measure of how much this book means to me that I was really concerned that strangers wouldn't like it.

Posted by krudman at June 28, 2004 06:18 AM
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