Friday, September 20, 2013

Anonymously Yours

Many authors write under one or more pen names, especially when crossing into other genres.  It helps readers know what they're getting when they purchase a particular author and doesn't muddy the water.  But then there are some authors who can write anything under the sun with one pen name and it works for them.

I recently started working under a new pen name this year -- sorry, I won't share it here as it's top secret.  If I told you, I'd have to kill you.  And I'm just too lazy to do that.

I've found tremendous success under this new pen name and it's been taking a lot of my time and energy writing books to feed those flames.  I've recently been able to quit my job and can finally list myself as a full-time author.  My dream come true.

Finding success is something many authors dream of, but the genre I've found success in isn't necessarily the one that speaks to my heart.  I'm not saying I don't enjoy writing these books, but if I had found the same success writing as Alexandra O'Hurley, I might not have ventured out into another name.

Ultimately, the books I LOVE to write are the ones under this pen name.  I know I haven't been putting out as many under this name in recent months, but between some health issues earlier this year and the new pen name, I just didn't have as much time to work on the stories I love and want to write.

But my Alexandra side has been screaming at me as of late, demanding her due.  I know there may be a few of you out there saying, ABOUT DAMNED TIME.

I have books outlined and several started.  I another fully complete, just waiting until I have some other series wrapped up and out of the way.

Time to dig deep and get motivated.