On June 15, 2018, I got to do my first book reading. Some of you might not be aware of how much time it takes to choose what you’re going to read and then to practice reading the selection. There is usually a time limit for the selection too, so in my case, I had to cut down some of the pieces to fit the allotted time.
All of the preparation is fun, but for me, having been an actress at one time, it was a blast to get up in front of an audience again. Even though I am now a teacher and director, there are times when I miss the energy I get from an audience.
Probably because of my theatre background, I usually begin by writing dialogue. Then on subsequent passes through the manuscript, I fill in what I see in my head about the body language, emotional states of my characters, and connecting information.
While I was rehearsing the sequences, I decided to go all out in terms of emotions of the characters. When I read in front of an audience, I was glad I’d decided to do that because most of them were with me all the way. I am convinced that I should be the one to so the audio book versions of my books. Who else knows what I intended for the characters to be thinking and feeling but me?
Here is the video of me reading from the opening sequence in my novel, The Space Between Time. I hope you enjoy.
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Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2018
Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards. It’s a historical, time-travel, magical realism, women’s novel, and is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. To join her email list, click here. She will never sell the names on her list.