Is it too late to be “anonymous”???
Yup, I killed the anonymous option a very long time ago.
When I started this blog years ago, it was ONLY to participate in the WordPress Writing 101 course.
I didn’t know anything about the world of blogging but I FELL IN LOVE with the exchanges with fellow writers and the creative writing itself reignited my love for what I had buried six feet under for almost 2 decades due to OPOs (Other People’s Opinions).
But I’m still here, still writing and still wanting to publish the stories rolling around in my head if I can get over my procrastination due to..fear?
Yeah, I said it but I digress…
In looking around at other indie authors, I realize that lots of them use pen names or initials as part of their published names.
Maybe it’s because these internet streets can get crazy weird and keeping your true identity anonymous is the smart thing to do.
Maybe it’s because an author can reinvent themselves and pick a name that’s crazy sexy and cool (I like that idea).
Or maybe it’s because lots of female authors use initials to have more street credibility, like JK Rowling and many others.
I’m thinking that even though YOU already know who I am, maybe I’ll still follow suit with a different name or initials when I actually do publish something.
But it will likely be difficult to choose something that rolls off my tongue or that I really, really like.
Do you have a pen name? And if so, how did you choose it?