Not that I have any kind of "skeletons" in there, but the last time I emptied out my closet, I lost my youngest child for a spell. Lol. Alright, all kidding aside, it really all boils down to losing privacy. Everyone in the public eye has to give away their right to privacy. It's just how it is. A person knows the minute they become "known" in any way, they are immediately stripped bare to the world. The exception, the only exception to this rule has been authors. We manage to have one persona which is who you read and read about, then we have the persona who lives behind the curtain. It's the real "us". The mothers and fathers, the every-day business person or gardener, family member and friend to people who don't look at us any differently than they would if we were accountants or salespersons.
When we decide to move with the times and give our readers what they crave, we lose our curtain. We lose our safe place, and the illusion there was ever anywhere we could hide from the work that lives in our minds. We stay "the author" always. And at the same time we must live to our obligations of the everyday world that demands of us the same it demands of you. Only going to the grocery store is no longer the same.
Now, please don't take me the wrong way. It's what we live to achieve. Understanding and appreciation for our work. But to what end? Losing part of ourselves. Yes, that's the end. But is it worth it? To some, no. To me, yes.
From here on out, this blog becomes more about my process of writing. What happens in the course of living, writing, working, striving, cultivating a business, and standing behind my family, while giving them a firm ground to stand on. I hope you follow along. It's going to be the journey of my life.