When I worked in Las Vegas, I wore two name tags, one of them said my given name of Brian, the other said Lestat. The reason, well, I love Anne Rice and Lestat has always been my favorite.
People at work could tell what kind of mood I was in, just by the name tag.
A new company bought us and I wasn’t allowed to wear the Lestat name tag.
This is was somewhat heartbreaking, and I still have issues with things like Lestat. But being someone else is something we’ve always wanted to be. We want to have more money, the perfect spouse, kids and the whole thing.
When I wore that name tag, I felt different. Not that I didn’t know who was driving the ship, I was always available and at the helm.
I just felt different.
Neil Gaiman says you should think about the type of person who would write the kind of stories you want to write, and write like that person, well, okay Mr. Gaiman. I’ll take up that challenge.
Let’s see what happens when I let Lestat, or others run the asylum.
I’ll show you, and keep you updated on our progress.