Saturday, April 16, 2011

N is for Nom de Plume

My alter ego was born this month. 

I agonized over whether or not to create a pen name.  I got amazing advice from Joely Sue Burkhart, Maria Zannini, and Kait Nolan, friends and mentors. I polled my family and Jewels, played a lengthy game of Pros and Cons, and in the end the need to keep the family separate from the writer won out.

I introduce to you Raelyn Barclay:


I’m a long way from publishing that first story. However, donning Raelyn Barclay has made me serious about this writing dream, feeling my writing has become a career instead of a hobby.


Orlando said...

I've thought about this myself. However, I decided to continue with my actual name. I do like Raelyn, though. I sounds very nice. I think you made a good choice.

Sherri said...

Just need that curtain of privacy. I don't mind linking from here to there but won't be linking back. Thanks for friending and following :)

Nicole said...

I should perhaps do the same... but I really want to have some kind of schedule first. And I totally agree about the one-way linking.

Sherri said...

I don't know that I have a schedule Nicole, LOL

Right now I'm just trying to post once a week and find that voice if you will.