I guess it’s time to start worrying about press and the media. Since placing as runner up in the Fresh Fish Awards, more people have shown interest in the fact that I write. The attention is lovely, but is something I haven’t had the opportunity to get used to.
Most recently I was interviewed by a gentleman at the Gander Beacon (a local paper) regarding the win and my status as a writer. It was my first interview that focused on writing and, as such, left me feeling as though I have quite a bit to learn when it comes to speaking to the media (I can only assume this will happen more in the future with potential publication of a book). Some people have developed the ability to speak in short “sound-bites” which make direct quoting in articles come across smoothly and make the speaker seem much more informed. This is something I assume I will learn with time. At least one can hope.
Also, if you feel the urge, you can check out the Poems page as I’ve posted a poem that has seen publication elsewhere.