I think one of the coolest things about writing is all the dreaming I get to do. Not just the stories, but the other stuff. You know what I'm talking about. All the people you'll thank for helping you along the way, the dedication page where you'll thank your husband, wife or significant other for believing in you when you stopped believing in yourself. What your first review will say...4 1/2 stars! Phenomenal talent. Okay yeah, I'm a BIG dreamer.
One of the most frustrating but fun things I've dreamed about is pseudonyms. For various reasons, I don't intend to use my real name, but what should I use? I liked the idea of using my first name and my husband's first name...James as a last name just sounds good to me. But wait, there's already someone with a website with that name...real estate or something. So, I thought St. James. Admittedly I'm giving my husband a little more credit than might be appropriate, but I liked the ring of it...he doesn't.
So, I asked him for suggestions. Big mistake. Here are his favorites:
Christy...and every elderly relatives' last name he could think of. I tried to explain that I don't want to be thinking about one of his elderly relatives when I'm writing a love scene. He seemed surprised.
Christy Erotica...uh, I don't write that hot. People would be greatly disappointed if they bought on my name only.
At that point, I said thanks honey and ran.
What about you? Will you use a pseudonym? Do you already have a one? If so, how did you come up with it?
Oh, and if you can think of something better than Reece Withersfork, feel free to make suggestions!