I consider the reading at the Summer Slumberfest to have been a success! Immediately after the reading, I received feedback from three people who said they could understand me perfectly via the stream, and that I read clearly and passionately.
My preparations were extensive. I spent a long time getting the piece together, making appropriate cuts and making certain that it fit within time guidelines. I practiced a number of times, but the out-loud reading didn’t need extensive work, as it came together rather easily. This section of “Walking the Line” has a flow that lends itself well to reading aloud. David and I got together via Skype ahead of time to make sure everything was okay technically. It was complicated on his end to get the broadcast just right. I can’t begin to imagine all the work that went into the Slumberfest project. You can still view it at
until 12pm Eastern Time, 9pm California Time.
I didn’t have a chance to turn on my recorder, but after thinking about it, it would work out better if I recorded directly into my webcam, anyway, so I’ll do that. It won’t be nearly as exciting as a live recording. I’ll try to get it posted on here for everyone to hear.
I am very proud of myself for giving my first public reading of THIS since my announcement of its acceptance for publication! Yippee!