I’ve been thinking a lot in the last few days about pen names.
I had planned that if my book were to be published, it would be under my professional name. I am starting to doubt that decision.
Given the subject matter of my novel, it is conceivable that I may generate some angry responses. I am not afraid of angry responses, however, it would be unwise for me to create any difficulties for my employer or the hospital at which I work.
What are the odds that:
- My book will actually be published
- My book will be well-enough read to cause a significant public response
- The responders will be ambitious enough to look up my place of work and attempt to contact me there.
My guess is… not very good odds. 🙂
But, I would hate to create any inconvenience for my work; I am very happy with my job.
Anybody with thoughts?
I am thinking perhaps I will use my married name instead– to which my husband replies, “Oh, fine! Sic the crazies on my family!”