Thursday, March 14, 2013 presentations.

Happy Pi Day! Hopefully your day is filled with magical numbers, and if not, maybe a few bites of an apple/cherry/chocolate/insertyourfavoriteflavorhere pie!

I've been working on my school presentation. I've got a couple coming up in the next few weeks. I have to be honest...this was the one thing that I dreaded when I started writing middle grade. I knew that presentations would be expected and encouraged, and the thought of them made my hands sweat, my heart beat stronger, and my stomach to churn. What would I talk about?

But that was before.

Now...after spending more than five years as a professional editor and having worked on more than 55 books, I feel really confident. Hey...if they don't like my book, I can talk about the plethora of other books I've worked on and the publishing process from beginning to end.

I could talk just on editing and publishing and forget my book all together...but that wouldn't be good. I'm a writer...not just an editor!

So all you writers out there....when you give a school presentation, what do you focus on? Your book/storyline/characters? The writing/editing process? Your publishing journey?

I'd love to hear from you.