Call it a relief-gasm
Today I delivered the booktalk I described the other day. It went well. I'm pleased with my performance. The only laughter from the crowd came at the correct spots. OK, it was six people but that's a crowd to me.
Since I work without a script and only use notes I didn't cover everything I planned but I let it flow as naturally as I could and that seemed to be the way to go. I did drink a lot of water, it's a good way to collect your thoughts. Plus my mouth gets sandpaper dry when I talk in front of peoples.
Next up this August is a talk about classic science fiction. That should be fun. I am actually looking forward to it, that's a little weird to me.