So it is my birthday today... yeah, I'm sure you can imagine that the day is not as happy as it could be, but, in all honesty, I am trying to be grateful for every good thing. I am not sick. No one I know is sick. I have plenty of food (though not toilet paper...), a roof over my head, friends and family (though I can only see them from a far or online), my writing and all of you.
One of the things that has really helped has been talking to people rather than just writing texts whether it be over Zoom or Google or FB. It breaks the feeling of isolation quite a bit and it's been actually a lot of fun and lifted everyone's spirits. So the Raythe Reign Team and I were thinking of how we can do that with you.
If you want that...
So our idea would be to use the Facebook Live feature which would allow you guys to hear me (I don't know if you can talk as well, likely no, but I'm not sure) at least. And we could do a variety of things. What are those things? I'm so glad you asked!
We could do a Live AMA where you guys can ask questions of me about pretty much anything. About the stories, about my writing, about me (boring!!!), etc. I only worry about spoilers here for those that don't want to know them.
Some of you have been so kind to say that you enjoy my dramatic readings of Dragon's Reign and would like to hear more from me. We could have you guys vote on me reading a particular chapter our of a particular story. It won't be as "polished" as Dragon's Reign, because Kat makes me sound good, but it will hopefully be fun. The chapter would be chosen in advance and voted upon by all of you!
The idea is for you to have fun. So I only want to do if you guys think this would be a good idea. Please let me know in the comments what you think about these ideas and any ideas YOU have for what you would like to see!
Are you a healthcare worker? Go you! My niece is a nurse and my other niece if a firefighter/police officer. Going out and helping people when the rest of us are hunkering down is so brave.
Read to us!! I very much enjoy your dramatic reading of Dragon's Reign! It is my current favorite story updating so far ! Maybe it could also be turned into an audio book for sale! I do so love your dulcet tones !
LOL! Sweet! Thank you! Aw, this reading will be real time and I don't think will be recorded, but definitely not good enough quality (audio let alone me) to have it as an audiobook!
Yes but I also luv unwilling_perfectionsit24's idea to turn your Dragon's Reign readings into an audiobook (or books!) some day. It is SUCH an amazing read - you are a MARVELOUS reader and you've got me hanging onto every word! As for reading to us now - Oh yes please!!!! That would be such a lift with everything going on. Last but not least . . . Happy Happy Birthday!!!!
Awww you guys make me feel so good! Honestly, I worry about my accents coming up with all the dragons. Mostly I'll just intone them but I don't know how to do them.
I like the read to us and I would love it if it was sanctuary one of the chapters with Alex and nomad. Please.😁
Oh, man, I love that idea! We will have some kind of poll and see what's most popular. Hopefully, if these go over well, we'll do plenty of them with tons of choice.
First Happy Birthday!
Second yes, yes, YES!
I love listening to you so it would be awesome if you read something for us!
Happy Birthday! And thank you for the hard work. More reading, please! I don't think "polished" is always a requirement. Sometimes, the dirty and bumpy road is more lively. (ever since I watched Below: Tales of Arcadia, "lively" became a frequent and most enjoyable expression of mine) It would be awesome if there would be a readers choice both ways. As in, we could vote what we would like to hear and there would a Raythe's favourite: compilation of Raythe's most favourite parts e-v-e-r. Like a teaser.
I love this idea that we vote (for sure) but also that I get to choose a chapter or two. I admit I love action chapters! I'm so excited for this.
I would love if you read to us 😊. I really have been enjoying how you read Dragon’s Reign.
Maybe you can read the Abbys 🥰🥰??
Stay safe and healthy