You see, a couple of weeks ago, I opened a second Twitter account to use to tweet about my writerly journey, life and writing. I intend to tweet about what I am writing, whether it is a poem or a song or some flash fiction or my current novel, it will be tweeted about there.
There are two weeks left of #NaNoWriMo and each day I will tweet 140 characters from a sentence that has been written that day, for example yesterday I tweeted:
I will also be around between the hours of 8-10pm (GMT) to answer any questions you may have about aforementioned writerly stuff.
As I am pretty new to all this (I have always had stories in my head) and am new to making them publicly available, I will also tweet things about that I have discovered, learnt or any questions that I have about writing.
I hope that if you have visited here today then you will follow me and share your journey @marjiemyers
So...Thursday truths today is about why I have chosen Marjie Myers as my pen name...
I think that I have always wanted to write, actually I know that, and I remember as a child hearing on the news about an 8 year old boy who had written a book and I was 10 at the time, all I could think was I could do that! Ah! the precociousness of children...I may not be so sure these days but the one thing I am sure about it that I have always wanted to write and a pen name.
My name is ok, but I have never thought it gave the right impression, maybe the pen name I have chosen doesnt either but as a self-respecting wannabe, I have created a whole writerly persona to go with the name. She is much more confident and maybe less silly but still overly friendly and smiley.
The name itself, comes from my Grandmothers middle name and maiden name, and it just clicked for me. I had to check with my grandma to make sure she was ok with me using half her name for my own personal use and I think she was. She cried happy tears. I just dont want to misuse it and so will try to produce my very best writing under that pseudonym.
Have you got an alter-ego? Have you got a pen name? What impression do you think this name gives?