Friday, April 27, 2012
Nom de Plume
Wikipedia: A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a pseudonym adopted by an author. A pen name may be used to make the author's name more distinctive, to disguise his or her gender, to distance an author from some or all of his or her works, to protect the author from retribution for his or her writings, or for any of a number of reasons related to the marketing or aesthetic presentation of the work. The author's name may be known only to the publisher, or may come to be common knowledge.
So, I've been thinking.
I have many projects going on, which is unusual for me. This is probably why I've been feeling a bit scattered lately. I think I'm going to need to make a to do list and just start at the top and work my way down.
I'm been thinking seriously about writing a non-fiction book or women's fiction, and instead of using my pen name, using my real name or a variation of it.
I've never written either of these genres, but I'm feeling the urge. It's been there for years, honestly, bubbling away inside. I'm not sure if I'm quite in the place to face it all, but I think I'm close.
Many author's have multiple pen names. The thought of starting from square one is a scary prospect, I'll tell you. Anyone out there with experience, I'd love to hear how you handled it.
Have a great weekend, folks.