I read a lot, but it’s not that sort of reading that is bothering me. Instead it’s the getting-up-and-reading-from-your-own-book that is the problem.
This is me doing a reading at the Aberystwyth Chinwag, at the Arts Center. I was reading from ‘The Phantom Horse’ and I did fairly well. But somehow it is different this time. People are asking if there are any readings booked for the publication of ‘Love Just Is’. And the truth of the mater is – no.
My publisher is based in Australia and I’m in Wales, and the launch is in Vienna (I’m not going – I don’t have a passport. It is on my to do list.). But I am wondering if I ought to book one myself. It scares me though. I don’t mind reading when there are other people there but when you are alone… That is a different matter.
I also have an issue with people expecting it. I feel like I’m being forced into a corner. Give me time though and I’ll get used to the idea. Everything will be fine. And I may even book a reading – somewhere…