I recently mentioned that my princess read through my new book, checking for mistakes. There was one story she didn’t read, though. It’s the one called Drinking Problem.
She didn’t like it. “It’s just…well, it’s boring,” she told me. “You just say the same thing over and over.”
“You have to read it to the end for it to make sense.”
“Was the guy in Hell?”
“Um…yeah, I guess that was kind of the thing.”
“Yeah, I didn’t need to read it to the end to figure that out.”
“I like everything else, though—I just couldn’t get through that one.”
I couldn’t fault her, and I appreciated that she lied to me about liking all the other stories, but it still left me holding the ball with proofing the story.
I was up at three in the morning the other day, because my sleep schedule is completely wonky these days, and since there wasn’t much else going on, I decided to go ahead and proof-read the story myself, so that I could get the corrections made.
I decided I should read it out loud, and since I was doing that anyway, I decided to record it. And since I already had it recorded, I figured I might as well post it up for you listen to. Which you can do here, if you want.
It’s not super-cool, but if you’re up late at night, all by yourself, it’s kind of a creepy listen. Or maybe that was just me.