Saturday, 19 June 2010

My Most Embarrassing Moment

I've been asked to contribute an anecdote for an anthology - my most embarrassing moment as a writer. So I thought I'd share it with you first...

It was my first ever talk, and I was a bit nervous. But I got through it, and at the end the woman in charge asked for if there were any questions.
The audience looked very glum.
'Questions? Has anyone got any questions for Sarah?' Her smile started to slip. It was obviously the first time EVER there had been no questions.
'Anybody? Any questions you'd like to ask? Anything?'
I was dying inside at this point.
Finally, finally, one hand went up.
I perked up, the woman in charge was visibly relieved. 'Yes? What would you like to ask?'
Deep breath. 'Where did you get your sweater from?'

Ah yes, the glamorous life of a writer....

Who lives near Birmingham? On 23rd June 6.30 - 8.30 Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson, Veronica Henry and me will be talking about writing at Birmingham Library. Come and meet us!


Liz Harris said...

Aha! Must make sure my question at the end of your RNA Conference talk is more mentally-stretching than that. Thinks ....

Liz X

Sarah Duncan said...

Oh, I hope 11th July won't be sweater wearing weather! Surely even our summer can't get so bad...