Yes, I know that’s an odd subject line. But please hear me out.
When we look at daily headlines of people who live their lives in the spotlight. You don’t envy them. At least I don’t. Every little teeny-tiny detail of the celebrities lives’ are being recorded and monitored. There’s continual drama surrounding their lives. Millions of others are counting on you to live the life they will never obtain. They live their lives thru you.
There’s a big uproar for the least thing said or done rather intentionally or non intentionally. It doesn’t matter. It’s enough to make one cling.
But with a relatively unknown author who is making a name for themselves with those who like their brand no one seems to care about your errors. You are free to move about and create without the worry of the mirco-scrutiny of your life and work. We relatively unknown authors don’t have to worry that every sentence will be blown out of the content of its true meaning.
We get to go places and no one knows it’s you. 🙂 And sometimes when someone who has attended one of your book signings realize you, they may invite you to a lunch. But no one is crowding around you making you feel uncomfortable. I’m not saying relatively unknown authors couldn’t thrive for celebrity status because you should but you need to be aware there’s a price.
Once the public learns ‘it’s you’ no one does anything odd or unusual around you anymore in fear it will end up in one of your books. Before then, you saw more weird stuff than you could write about. LOL!
We relatively unknown authors may not have the money of celebrities but what we do have is freedom and that’s priceless.
We all are in danger of losing it so I guess we best to enjoy it while it last. 🙂