My books arrived in good time, my freebies were created, cakes were baked and I'd even found some decorations to match. I was prepared, but was I ready?
You are the one being judged. Is your book good enough? Do you look the part? Will you make a fool of yourself? We're not all as confident as we seem.
I haven't tackled a reading or a talk yet, but buoyed up after this last event, maybe next time, I might.