I had my first podcast interview last week. It was for a sight called Book Goodies. The woman, Deborah Carney, was a very sweet and gracious interviewer. it was odd talking about my writing. It made it all so real and hit home the fact – I am a writer. I know! I as I do more of these interviews, I’m going have to come to grips with this fact.
The questions I answered concerning writing were about how I got started, the classes I took and what advice I had about writing. So I talked about my teenage angst years as a poet – or self-proclaimed one. I spoke about the continuing education and online classes I squeezed in my busy life as a mother/working full-time/both. And I detailed my advice on how you have to play to your strengths – mine being people – and to put yourself out there. I think the latter works well in any type of pursuit. Find out what you are good at and do it. Yes, we may fail. God, knows I did – multiple times. But as I said in my interview, we fail more when we don’t try because then we live in regret. Living in regret is life’s biggest failure. Oh yeah, I was a regular Plato on this podcast.
I noticed I speak with a nasal twang and perhaps a good nose blowing might fix it. Yes, I am vain enough, or perhaps hard on myself enough, to notice that slight detail. I also heard my laugh on tape and it sounded odd…like the start of a high pitch squeal followed by a chortle that sound like a man’s. So if you don’t really care what I’m saying, you could listen to how I sounded when I did speak. It is kind of amusing in of itself.
Well, here’s the link to my podcast interview: http://bookgoodies.com/elizabeth-dudak-author-interview-with-bookgoodies/. Don’t be too hard on me. I’m thinking I am hard enough for both of us. Have a happy start to your week.