Nerves, Not Rhythm, Are Gonna Get Me

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

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6 Responses

  1. cjswriting says:

    You are going to do awesome. I’ll be there to encourage you! When I was in college, I had a professor who said the following –

    In a poll where people would list their top fears, #2 was dying and #1 was public speaking. So, she said most people would rather die than speak in public.

    I think speaking in public is way better ๐Ÿ™‚

    Be confident. You are good enough . Believe it.

    Oh and heck yeah – I want my Nerd HQ. I have money already. Not that I can go – but Tom’s Nerd HQ panel from last year is one of my favorite things ever!

    Hugs! See you tomorrow.

    • Thanks CJ! You know, I’ve never been afraid of dying at all. That’s never scared me. Public speaking, extreme heights, and snakes scare me. Not dying though. Lol.
      Glad you’ll be there! See you then!

  2. You’ll do a great job. Don’t worry. I wouldn’t have asked you to do this if I didn’t think you were up to it and if i didn’t love your writing. It is begging to be read aloud because it just flows so well. You’ll knock ’em dead.

  3. I’d seriously come if I was close. Good luck.

    The professor has always found that the nerves one feels before getting in front of people is usually just excitement! It’s something that is needed to become energized and even energize the crowd!

    I know you’re stuff is good. It’ll be a blast. Make sure to blog about it, and take some pics for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks! It’d be great to meet the illustrious Professor in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am excited about it, and of course, I’ll blog about it. There’s talk about video and YouTube. But we’ll see. Will try for pics.

      I’m glad you think my writing is good. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Makes me happy to hear. And I’m sure that tomorrow I won’t be able to stop talking about how much fun I had. Thank you for the encouragement!.

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