Why is reading out loud so hard??

As most of you probably don’t know, I have never read my writing (stories, poetry, anything…) out loud on video, or for a “reading,” or in front of people in general. I typically avoid those types of situations at all costs because I have an irrational fear of large groups. However, my flash story “Monsters in Walls” was accepted by the very cool Justin Meckes, in a new flash fiction series called The Open Mic.

My very first reading ever will premiere sometime in July. In the meantime checkout my video of bloopers for your entertainment.

(Note: I am an introvert, and taking videos of myself is beyond bizarre. This video is a way for me to break-the-ice before the actual “reading.”)

And, if you’re a writer, submissions for The Open Mic are still open!