Talking Toastmasters - Today at 1 PM EST

Yakkitty-Yak-Yak. That's the sound of me, doing way too much talking this week. Monday afternoon I did a 5-minute phone interview for a podcast on paranormal pets. (We've had a ghost cat living with us for about 5 years now.) Monday night was a two-hour "local authors night" at our area library, where 7 authors each spoke about our work then hawked our books. =)

Yesterday was the kick-off of my radio show, "How'd You End Up Here?" and today I have a 20 minute phone interview on Talking Toastmasters. Today's interview revolves around an article on goal-setting I wrote for The Toastmaster magazine in their September issue. I'm a little nervous as I'm not a goal-setting expert and I'm not sure what sort of questions to expect. Impromptu speaking at its best, as this is a live interview. I've jotted down a few notes to pull from and will just hope for the best. 

The one good thing I have going for me is I don't lose my personality on radio. I was discussing with a friend the other day how normally outgoing, articulate people will just clam up and become dull the minute they get near a microphone. TV has that effect on me. I tend to stiffen up quite a bit on air, but I'm generally still "me" on radio interviews. 

Given all the blah-blah-blahing this week, I haven't gotten much writing done. That needs to reverse itself, pronto. The goal for today is to finish drafting the article for Purina's Rally to Rescue magazine so I can let it sit for a few days before I go back to do final edits. My word count for the article is 1800 and I believe yesterday I was already at 2300 words with paragraphs still left to write. Can anyone say "hacksaw edits?"

The sun is shining, it's a glorious 58 degrees, and Dave and I saw two deer on our trail run this morning. There simply is no better way to jump start the day then an hour spent jogging in nature followed by steaming mug of coffee for the car ride home. Happy Hump Day.