Yes, I am counting down the days until my pitch to Covenant Editor, Kirk Shaw. But I'm not counting down as in, "three days left". No, I'm counting down as in:
Wednesday - nervous break down day (really did completely stress out at work, because I can't stress about the pitch...that would be bad. So I found other things to obsess and stress out over. I'm talented that way!)
Thursday - get it together day (Yep, that's right, today I pull myself together, finish polishing my pitch package, and spend the rest of the day doing deep breathing exercises.)
Friday - calm, cool, and collected day (That's the day I'm going dress up in my favorite pair of dark jeans, blue shirt, new sweater and a cute pair of black heels. I will be feeling just as good as I will look!)
Saturday - I'm-the-best-darn-author-you'll-ever-meet day (I will be dressed professionally, complete with gray slacks, a rose colored chiffon blouse, and again, cute high heels. I will hold my head high and feel just as confident as I'm going to look. I will deliver my pitch the best I can and rejoice in my accomplishment of that first pitch!)
So my question to you is this: How do you combat your nerves?