Thursday, March 19, 2015

Blogging from A to Z Challenge in April

During the month of April, there is a blogging challenge. Blog every day, beginning with the first letter of the alphabet, but give yourselves Sunday off. Interested in participating in this challenge? See the link below. I am helping one of the moderators and look forward to reading and participating in this during the month of April!
A to Z Challenge

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

IWSG: Pen Names...yes or no?

I have often wondered, when Stephenie Meyer's series took off and fans were screaming at her every time she made an appearance, did she wish she used a pen name? This was before Facebook, Twitter or Instagram became really popular but now with Social Media out there, I think it's harder to remain anonymous.

I've pondered numerous times should I use my real name for my books or a pen name? You already have a 'fan' base (your friends and family) if you use your real name or at least begin a blog or Author page with it. But, if you switch to a pen name, is it harder to get people to follow you? If you change your mind after you've begun your blog or Author page, is it difficult to rebuild that base?

Just something I was wondering while bored at work the other day. I have a ton of different pen names I would love to use, but wonder what my friends and family would think about it. What are your thoughts?