Monday, October 18, 2010
Who Am I?
This weekend, at the Texas Book Festival, I mentioned to an acquaintance that Kaye George isn't actually my real name. She asked which name I prefer to be called. I said I answer to either.
"Isn't that confusing?" she asked.
You know, sometimes it is. But only in the sense that I sometimes don't know which identity is more real. I feel that I AM Kaye George. I've worked for years to establish myself with that name and I was first published under that name in 2005, five times. That was my birth as a published fiction writer.
My daughter said to me last month that I should not spend so much time in cyber space and should get back to the real world.
But which world is real?
The places I create are very real to me. Sometimes I imagine myself entering my worlds, like Alice entering the Looking Glass, or Flynn entering Tron. It's easy to see where those writers got their ideas. Sometimes a writer WANTS to be in the world she has created.
Am I crazy? Do other writers sometimes feel like this?
If I don't get any supporting comments, I'll see if I can crawl into the computer. I don't feel like getting therapy for this.
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