So I decided I’m going with a Pen name

It isn’t just because I hate my name. I honestly don’t want my name out there, like it is on Facebook.  I rather have a Pen name to keep my privacy, I mean sure, I’ll share my book with my family members and friends on Facebook, but I want my privacy. My boyfriend said “Well why the pen name? Your name should be out there.” I just feel if I have a Pen name my identity will be safe. I mean I still have a lot of work to do with the book, picking out which poems I want,  writing new poems,figuring out the theme of my poems. I think if I work hard on promoting it, through social media, ads, other websites, and message boards, I think I will build a good audience. I got a quarter of the way done with my promotions . 

I already got some people editing , critiquing my poems and I already got the cover done for the book. Yes, the publishing is through amazon  basically self publishing, but it doesn’t mean I’m not a writer. I’am , but I decided to self publish my stuff instead. I like seeing how the book comes to be, I like making my own covers, I like advertising my own stuff, I think it is the most amazing thing to put a book together by yourself . It shows at least commitment, and a hard work effort, even if it is a eBook, don’t you think the other writers didn’t work as hard to write a book?

Sorry for the rant, I usually do that!! haha Anyways, so what is my pen name going to be ? Well I decided what it is already, but I’m not ready to realize it on this blog. It won’t be for a while. I hope most of you will understand . I wish you all a good day!

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2 thoughts on “So I decided I’m going with a Pen name

  1. A recent seminar I went to suggested not using a pen name unless you have a really, really good reason. They point to some contract and other legality issues that can arise and complicate your life.

    Good luck on your writing.

    • I don’t go to seminars , but quite honestly, I don’t think pen names needs a really good reason. A lot of authors have pen names and the simple reason is privacy. I understand legal issues that is very understandable considering a pen name , but it is what you learn and take as author. it depends on who you are as a writer if you get what I;m saying.

      Thank you for your comment and good luck to you on your writing as well 🙂 Good day.

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