I am a nanowrimo rebel, in that I have been working on the same novel for years. (Actually, those years were spent learning how to write. But I digress, and I digress more upon observing my digression...) This year, I wrote a few really rough chapter drafts, and edited my upcoming short story where Holly has the worst hair day ever.
I will perform anywhere, anytime. So I signed up to read. The audience was good, but a few of them--a small group who had a couple of sight-impaired people in their midst-- were a GREAT audience: laughing and cheering while NEVER drowning me out (not that they could, not even a screaming baby can do that). They cheered when I said Holly was the mightiest super on Earth (in my little universe), so I spent a moment saying we need more superheroines, people can think of Wonder Woman and then not much else. Nothing helps a performer more than a great audience, and I want to say to them, THANK YOU!
I handed out cards in case they look up my website. (Okay, the ones who can;t see the screen will have friends read it for them. And I really admire the young blind lady who wrote some novel: one of the nanowrimo organizers read for her, and really, it was good, it had ninja stuff! Gives me hope that if I ever lose my peepers I could still write, although I was just told my eyes are heathy by an optometrist.
Click here to read what I read last night.