I've been a freelance reporter and an amateur photographer for years. I'm comfortable behind the scenes ~ doing the interview, writing the feature, holding the camera, the one in control shaping the story. It's a nice little suit of armor.
But today I strip the armor and do my first media interview about the short story collection How to Be a Man. It's nerve wracking, but of course I wouldn't have gotten into this biz had I not secretly craved being the center of attention as well. Ah, that craven writer soul.
Wish me luck! I hope I don't say something stupid!