I appeared at the Downtown Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library two Saturdays in a row with my fellow Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers to discuss first the creative process and then getting published. See if you can tell which pic was taken on the day I was told I'd be speaking five minutes before the event started:
Oh, look. I have a power-point presentation and am looking down as if reading from prepared comments.
Hmm. Not looking quite as relaxed as before...
UH-oh, he's leaning on the podium, desperately seeking to establish eye-contact in order to compensate for a total lack of preparation!
Me: That's about all I came prepared to say today so bear with me.
Of course, I was told it sounded like a prepared speech. A good time was had by all~