For my first entry, I actually have a question–Pen names–should I or shouldn’t I? I’ve always thought it would be fun, in James Bond sort of way, to have two separate identities. I have a YA fantasy novel nearing completion and this is becoming something I need to make a decision about.
The pros–I value my privacy, or as much as I can have of it in this day and age with a Facebook page. Since it isn’t a particularly creative pen name, just my maiden name, I also see it as a way to come full circle back to myself when I was a storyteller before anything else. My goal is to tell stories and be able to tell them without having to hold down a day job.
So, with those good reasons for a pen name, why not? Anyone else wrestle with this question? What about good reasons not to go with a pseudonym?
- MONDAY MUSINGS: Pseudonyms! (jabelfield.wordpress.com)