I am awarding myself the Bravest Writer in the World Award, and my audiences the last week the Bravest Audiences in the World Award, after what has been a highly difficult two weeks for me medically, resulting in a dodgy quality of readings.
I limped through my readings for Douglas College’s LitFest and Swoon, neither of which I could, in the end, prep for: just showing up and reading took all my juice. I am usually impecable with timing with readings, but at Douglas I went over, and apologize to the audience, my hosts and co-reader. On Wed night, at Fanny Bay, I needed to sit while reading and read far too long. On Thursday, reading on Hornby, I was full on sick.
“If I’d had more time, it would have been shorter.” –Winston Churchill