A few things came up this week that I would like to ask my readers/followers opinion on.
Let’s start with LKH’s latest blog entry.
In it she states that she wears certain clothing to affect her mood whilst writing. Okay thats fine & dandy. She goes on to say that the only other skirts she owns are fetish and club skirts. (um) And that when she put her jeans back on the next day, she felt down again. (another um). She’s put on fetish wear, lingere and even worn a GUN while she writes to get into character. (ummmmmmm!!!) I’m not even going to finish the rest, because frankly it creeped me right out. On so many levels I don’t even know which ones to talk about.
I understand the need to get invested in your character, but the emotional extremes LKH is talking about on top of the need to wear a gun whilst writing to get into character…all I can say is WTF. Now most everyone has said LKH/Anita are one in the same, does she really wonder why? Her lines are constantly blurred. It’s one this to get into the characters head, but to become the character……case in point, read some of the comments on this post over at Dear Author from 2007. I know I am going to take some heat from the die-hard Anita fans, and thats fine. Just remember this is MY OPINION on the whole thing. I am not attacking her or her writing, I just found it disturbed me a bit and I had to blog it out to realize why it bothered me so much.
To be honest, I’m still bothered and I still am not 100% sure why it bothered me so much. But I can’t be the only one who finds that blog post a bit weird, am I?
Do you really think all authors “dress up” to write and get into character? I can tell you, based on two that I asked before I posted..no. They do not. Once again, I am not saying it’s wrong. I don’t live with the woman, I don’t read the books anymore, so in the grand scheme of things..I really don’t give a s%&^ what she wears. But like I said, I have to blog it out because I really don’t think anyother author dresses up to get into character.
What do you think?