Feb 15, 2009

Remember the Euphoria of Your First Author Interview

Do you remember when you first started sharing your thoughts about books? And how you never expected people to read those thoughts or care enough to comment on them? I do. I'm sure many of you do. The happy moments of just writing down what you thought about a book.

I also remember the thrill of being asked to conduct my first author interview. I wondered what were the best questions to ask, what questions did I want answers to, and what would readers be interested in learning about the author?



Well, Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here is experiencing this right now. Go on over, show your support, and check out her interview with Efrem Sigel, author of The Disappearance.

I'm headed over to check it out; you should too. Have a great Sunday! Stay tuned for my writing goal update!

17 comments:

J. Kaye said...

ROTFL! I don't remember any feelings of euphoria. I remember the stress, the panic and if I think about it too long now, I can still break out in a cold sweat!

Serena said...

J.Kaye: LOL That's funny. I guess I've always wanted to interview authors. I'm weird.

Jenners said...

This was so sweet! I feel like I am going through a book blogger rite of passage! And I definitely feel more like J. Kaye! I mean after the euphoria wore off, I got really stressed about it! Thank you for your support -- it means so much to me! : )

Iliana said...

Oh yes, it's been a while but I still remember my first blog post. A bit of trepidation but overall a lot of excitement. Going to visit Jenners to check out the interview!

Serena said...

Jenners: I always was the odd ball. I'm euphoric when I have to interview authors. I'm glad to be of help.

Iliana: Thanks for checking out Jenners' post.

avisannschild said...

What a sweet thing to do, Serena! Jenners' interview is great!

Serena said...

Avis: I'm glad that you enjoyed Jenners' interview.

Shana said...

I remember! Like J. Kaye, I was a little nervous along with excited!

naida said...

Yes I do remember :O) I never thought anyone would stop by and read my book blog, but I just had to blog about books. I love discussing them.
And the first author interview...yikes! I was nervous. I didnt want to sound like a 'rookie' lol

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

Shana: I must be the odd ball.

Naida: I guess I really am an odd ball!

Toni said...

Thanks for the link.. I am going to check it out. I remember a little stress on my first author visit to my book club. I just wanted it to work out well. And it did.

Ladytink_534 said...

I don't think I've ever had an author find my blog but I do know I've never conducted an author interview. Too scary!

Serena said...

Toni: Thanks for taking a look at Jenner's first interview.

LadyTInk: I think author interviews are fun

Anna said...

The first time an author emailed me...that was euphoria. LOL My first interview...that was anxiety. I remember it took me days to come up with questions.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Anna: I really must be the only one excited about asking authors questions...lol

Anna said...

Well, I'm excited about it now. The first one was a bit overwhelming.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I think I was nervous at first, but the excitement took over.