I am back with another post for the A-Z Blogging Challenge!
Today I am posting about I. I is for Identity Crisis.
Like many authors I have a pen name. Sometimes I feel like this pen name gets to voice the real me. I was worried when I first became Casey McKay that I had manufactured some character that I was trying to live up to, and in the beginning when I first started blogging and getting my feet wet, maybe I was.
That didn't last long though. Maybe a couple of weeks? I had a hard time not being real in my posts, it just happens. I am goofy, I say dumb things, I like to laugh, and I don't mind sharing the down and dirty details. It's much easier just to be real.
So if you are wondering if I would be the same in real life as I am on my blog, the answer is yes.
The problem in the beginning was letting my real self post on my blog, being honest and true about my thoughts and opinions. My problem now is remembering not to let it all hang out in real life. I don't need to voice exactly what I am thinking 100% of the time, sometimes I just can't remember that.
I really only police myself on Mr. McKay's behalf. He is open minded enough to let me talk about our sex life on my blog, he just isn't entirely comfortable with our friends having access to my blog just yet, and I am fine with that. It's a give and take, I get to talk about all the spanking details as long as I keep it under a shroud of secrecy.
Recently while we were out getting a drink with a friend he was prompting me to tell her a funny thing that happened. But it also had something to do with anal sex, and us engaging in it, and I was surprised and a little confused that he was ready to share all of this with someone. I also misread the situation and thought he was giving me the go ahead to share everything-- my writer side, my pen name, my blog.
Luckily, I just told the story involving the anal sex and kept mum about my writer life, but I told him later that's what I thought he was telling me.
His response was: "Really? No, I don't think you're ready to share that with our friends yet."
I informed him that I was ready and I was waiting on him to be okay with that fact that I am blogging about our sex life.
He was quiet, then he said: "Okay, I'll tell you when you're ready. You aren't ready yet."
That made me smile. He can't be completely uncomfortable with it because he just helped me publish my sixth book! That's right, sixth!
Welcome to the business portion of my post:
Loving Lena is available for purchase today! Grab yourself a copy now!
Second point of business. I am having a facebook author chat with two of my fellow authors from The Winter Storm- Katherine Deane and Renee Rose.
It's on Saturday June 14th at 9pm EST. You should come, there will be prizes! And no one is signed up to go so you will certainly win!
That concludes our business, go and read some other posts now, you know you want to!