Well, I finally outed myself.
I did my first public reading last Friday.
I read at the Lingo group meeting at the Grind Cafe. Not the best venue: noisy, with lots of distractions.
The whole thing was somewhat anti-climactic. I read, fielded a few questions and comments, and that was all. Overall, I'll file it under "moderate success" (although the group isn't really there to tear you down, so it's hard to tell how well-received the story was).