I really wanted to start this entry off and even title it with a nerdy observation I made this morning while brushing my teeth. But you know what, I forgot what it was somewhere between driving to work, opening the library, and inhaling warm caffeine. I assure you that whatever it was, it was hilarious ;).
So why am I concerned about what my neighbors think of me? I don’t know, maybe because I’m practicing for another reading coming up on August 9th at Old Captiol Books in Monterey, CA (shameless plug! You see how I did that 😀 ), and I’m planning on doing a chapter with a lot of different voices in it. Because I don’t read monotone I’ve been practicing different voices. I also don’t read quietly, lol. So, my neighbors either think I’m having a party or I’m schizophrenic. But, hey, if they dare to come knock on my door, I’d invite them to the reading!
My reading last week at Curated Words went pretty well I think. I didn’t read like was on Red Bull and espresso, and I enunciated. I had a theater teacher in an acting class I took in undergrad tell me my biggest problem is enunciation. As much as it hurts me as a Texan, I do have to work on pronouncing things slowly, clearly, and correctly. I recorded myself reading, so I could keep time. Here is what I learned. As I read, I kept a beat to keep myself going at a steady pace, but I also over pronounced words. Or at least, I thought I over-pronounced them. It felt weird and sounded funny as I did it. However, when I played back the recording, it was great. I felt really prepared to read.
The event was fun and I even sold and signed some books. I left ready to do it again…and I am, hah. (Insert shameless plug for August 9th at 6:00 pm :D.)
The true reason why I posted today, is because, yes, I wanted to give an update of what I’ve been up to when it comes to book promotion. I’ve got a lot of stuff coming up. But also, I wanted to share the link to last week’s reading!
Click here, if you have the time to watch it, and tell me what you think! Thanks and… until next time!