How many masks do you have? One, two, three...a hundred? We each have a face for certain occasions. How many times have you gone somewhere or met someone and your heart wasn't in it? You still managed to smile and laugh and talk all with the mask of wanting to be a part of what was going on but on the inside, you really want to be somewhere else, doing something you want to do. We have the wife, mother, friend, and co-worker faces. Each one is different and means different things to each of us. We wear them for the occasions. Almost like dressing up for a cookout or a fancy ball. It's a necessity for us.
As writers, we also wear masks. Today, I am a wizard or a dragonseed. Wait, I'm a teenage girl who wants more from life. I'm a gay man seeking love after being hurt so bad from a previous lover. All of these are masks, faces, entire lives I wear each and every day. I don't care to wear some of the masks but the characters insist so I buck up and do what they desire.
I love Johnny Depp. Why? Because he dons his masks in such a manner that his own personality is completely cloaked and only the character is present.
So, how many masks do you wear during the day? Me? It's a lot. Take my word for it. A LOT.
If you want to check out how well my characters mask me, then grab a copy of one of my books. The links are to the right on the side bar! Hope you guys will check them out!
Hugs and Blessings,