I'm going to be on the radio tomorrow! Local hospital radio, that is. When I got the email asking me to be on the show, the first thing I said to my husband was, "What should I wear?" To which he bluntly pointed out that no one will see me anyway, so what does it matter? Good point. But still, it's a public appearance and I'll want to look my best, even if it's for my own self confidence. I hate the sound of my own voice and although I'm good at writing, when it comes to talking, sometimes I trip clumsily over my words, especially if I'm embarrassed. So what I intend to be informative and professional sounding could turn out to be pure humiliation, especially as radio is live.
My other concern is the subject matter versus the audience. My book is about child trafficking and prostitution. I will be asked about the sinister world that my book delves into. Is that really something that people who are ill and potentially dying need to hear? I guess it might take their minds off their own troubles, but still... I have to keep telling myself that's it's an important message i'm trying to get across. And no matter how bad things are for us, usually there are others suffering far more. And even if it only reaches one teenager who will then be more aware of trafficking and how it could affect them and their friends then it will be worth it.
And it'll be an experience, and that's important. That, and shifting some more books! ;-)