yeah, I know it's Saturday but I got too busy to do my Friday-make-up-an-excuse to put up a Johnny picture.
So, right then, I'll be getting ready to go read to a big room full of people. That's how you get good at stuff. You have to actually do it.
Saturday night edit: Wow! Just wow! I can't believe how well this evening went. Words And Music was a success! The music was thoroughly enjoyable and varied, all musicians from one family. The words were so well performed, even better than at our book launch.
I practiced my story before the concert, and got some feedback on where to pause, where to place emphasis. It worked. I got a few snickers after the first paragraph, and by the end I couldn't believe how many chuckles I could draw out of the audience! Wow!
The performer and the audience really do feed each other. What a feeling. Even better than that time I did a song with my kids at the their recital. (Like way better; I'm not a singer!)
At intermission I lost count of how many people came up to me to tell me how much they liked my story! I couldn't even count! It was amazing! They liked it, they really liked it! I had people I've never met patting me on the shoulder and saying, "Nice truck!"
I couldn't thank them enough. It meant so much to me. If you're ever at a performance you really enjoy, and get a chance to tell how much you liked it, DO!
There were like, 80 people in that church. No kidding. I'm so glad I did it. I was sure before the show I'd puke or faint but I didn't and I done good and I'm feelin' pretty darn okay right now. Just wanted the world to know...!