Monday, April 28, 2008

Please stop shouting at me. I know I haven't posted for a while but I'm trying to study here. Actually, I'm staring at the words pretending to study, but what's the difference. This stuff is sooooo boring.

DO YOU . . . Continued . . .

IT was a long and hard decision for me to use my own name when writing. I'm sure it was equally as hard for all authors making their own first foray into the writing world. I worried about the backlash from family and friends. I worried about the stigma. I worried about all the effects writing would have on my life.

But if there is one thing that I always try to do is to be true to myself. And for me that includes not only writing but also being published using my own name. I'm still nervous about the repercussions. And quite frankly, I haven't even told my family what I write. Some don't even know that I do write. But it is something I just gotta do.

But let me tell you, if being true to yourself involves the use of a pseudonym, go on guys and gals do you . . . Express yourself in any way you want. Always do what you love . . . And continue to do you in whatever manner suits you.

Oh and BTW, watch Happy Feet it's a lot of fun.


Amarinda Jones said...

I use my real name and a pen name to separate the genres. However, both names are linked togtehr and it's no secret I am one and the same. I am lucky as no one I care about is surprised at anything I do, so I feel no pressure abotu what I write.

And I'm not yelling at you to blog mate...I know you're pretend studying

Kelly Kirch said...

Pen name. Absolutely.