If any of my friends from school or even those I worked with in the corporate world read any of my writings or blogs today, they’d think they’d stumbled upon an impostor, someone with the same face and name but perhaps the victim of an alien body snatcher. I not only live differently, from quiet and reserved to open and honest, but I write with a different method. I write with emotion; I bleed part of my soul onto the page.
I’ve had other writer friends ask me why I do this. They personally feel like it’s an invasion of their privacy. Some see it as a weakness, a weapon to be used by the public to discredit their hard work and talent. I suppose that could be true, but I see things a little differently. I believe in giving my best – and my best is of myself.
While I care what my readers, fans and followers think, feel and how they respond to my work, or even to me as a person, but to be quite honest - I don’t live or write for them – I live and write for me. I invite them to journey with me AS I journey, but I don’t put on a show. These words I write are who I am; the real picture, the real me. All these emotions, experiences, and thoughts are raw. I do not apologize for them, nor am I ashamed.
If I could convey anything to those who read these blogs, it’s I hope they can serve as an example of humanity. I write fictional characters. I know how to create an image, a character and a personality - and I know many bloggers who write in such fashion. I’m currently setting up a fictional blog for one of my characters in a new book I’m writing, and it will be written from the character’s POV. But the Whimsical World of T.L. Gray is just that… MY whimsical world. For those who read it – thank you for allowing me to share.
Till next time,