It's easy to participate. I'll present three questions and my answers. You can answer one or more of them. One answer means you get more room to expand on your answer. For more than one, please limit your space for each. Only one website or blog link, please.
My questions and answers are:
Q: When you start a book, are you afraid your inspiration will vanish and you'll never make it to that last page?
A: Yes. I usually have an idea how a book will begin and how it will end, but I need to count on my imagination and perseverance to fill in the blanks. I've never written an entire book while in the flow, but wish I could. At times I have to force my mind to think plots through, and ask myself if what I've written makes sense.
Q: After you've finished a manuscript and it's about to be released, do you ever get scared that no one will like it?
A: Yes, that happens with each of my releases. I hear it's a common affliction among authors.
Q: Do you present programs which in some way promote your book(s) and/or the publishing industry, or are you afraid of public speaking?
A: I've given such programs at conferences, libraries, tour groups, book clubs, and my local RWA chapter. I get a little nervous each time, but as long as I have some water and a cheat sheet handy, I'm okay. Those two items keep my two biggest program fears at bay: having an unexplainable coughing fit, or a brain freeze.
Now it's your turn. Leave your answer(s) in the comment section below.