About a year ago, my husband and I embarked on a new venture that you may or may not have heard about by now. It’s a brand and a book called The Happiest Couple on the Block. We have a website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, a blog, emails…and now, we’ve started another new project under the Happiest Couple and that is our NY Cupcake Tour and blog. NYCupcakeguide.com We’re hitting up all the famous and not-so-famous bakeries in NYC (and surrounding areas) so that we can taste and review the cupcakes for our readers.
One of the things we decided to do as The Happiest Couple was write under pseudonyms, so Aaron and Jessica Walters were born. Great, right? Well, maybe. It’s really hard to keep them straight sometimes. Like when we do our radio broadcasts or when we’re whipping up a quick blog entry or sending an email to someone. We really have to stay on our game to make sure we don’t slip up and say – or sign – our real names.
But then I think…what does it matter if people know we’re not really Aaron and Jessica Walters? I really don’t know what the repercussions are.
And then, in my own “practice”, I write as both Jerrica Knight-Catania and also as Posey Prince (the latter has nothing published, but that’s how I’m pitching my chick lit in the writing world.) So now I have to remember, when I’m sending out queries and pitches, to do the whole Jerrica Knight-Catania w/a Posey Prince.
Oh, and don’t forget that each persona needs a Facebook page, a Twitter profile, a website, a blog, an email…
Sometimes my head spins when I think of all the things I need to do for each of my personas. So I’m curious – do you write under a pseudonym (or 3?) Do they all have their own social networking profiles? How do you remember to keep them straight…or do you? And do you make a point to keep your real identity and other personas separate?
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