When I decided to start a blog, I took on a pseudonym. Girl with One Eye was my favorite song by Florence + the Machine. The artist's voice of that band spoke to me. Her lyrics are poetic.
I took on a fake name for two reasons. One, I wasn't sure this "writer thing" would stick. Second, most importantly, I dated a guy in high school who remembered my middle name and almost 20 years later found me on the net through my jewelry website. That was a little scary.
So Monday, May 24, 2010, Gw/1i comes out of the closet and reveals her true identity. Not only that, I will have a new blog look. With the looming SCBWI's writer conference this summer and with the my third novel almost complete, I think it is time I do business as myself. I need to make a blog presence as myself and let the cover of my pseudonym lay to rest. And if "others" (aka people I know) Google me and find out I'm a writer, I am ready to answer their questions. No matter how annoying.
But no matter what my real name is, I will always be your Girl with One Eye at Heart.