So… one thing I’ve been thinking about (and one thing that very astute Hannah, from yesterday’s post pointed out) is that my name is awesome: Laura Lee Anderson.
It is so awesome that lots of people have it.
In particular, a famous, successful, and talented YA writer has a very similar name: Laurie Halse Anderson. So I may need a pen name.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the concept of a pen name- a person can’t use their real name for some weird reason so they make up a name that they write under. Mark Twain is actually a pen name- the poor guy’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Try getting that published.
Now, like I said, I love my name. And I’m sure my future agent and future publisher will have their own opinions about my name. But let’s just say I need a pen name- which should I choose? Let me know! You can vote up to 3 times! 🙂