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I have spent the last two days trying, off and on, to record myself reading, because I had this totally stupid idea that I would make an .mp3 of it and put it on my web-site.

What I have discovered--or rediscovered as the case may be--is that I cannot stand the sound of my recorded voice. I've tried reading first chapters and the beginnings of short stories, and all I can say is I have profound gratitude for the people who like my writing--or me--enough to sit through an hour of me reading out loud.

And now, writing looks like it will be so much less of a disaster, and holding that thought, I'm going to write.

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Michael Victorine
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
Two things. First, I spent an entire weekend following you around and listening to the sound of your voice and had absolutely no problem with it. Second, and vastly more important, I just finished Cast in Moonlight and upon closing the book commented (aloud) to myself, "That was phenomenal!" I thought I would share. (But I really should learn not to start anything you've written that close to when I'm *supposed* to be going to bed. ::tired::)
msagara
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
(But I really should learn not to start anything you've written that close to when I'm *supposed* to be going to bed. ::tired::)

This is why I don't start a book when it's late. I am a "just one more chapter" reader, and unfortunately, "just one more chapter" is like "just one more potato chip" in this house -- but books usually last longer than a bag of potato chips.

And! I'm glad you liked it, because as usual I was fretting and wondering if people who already knew the basic events (not the crime, but the rest of the elements) wouldn't find it less interesting.