I'm asking because until the summer of 2010 I was blissfully unaware I had a problem.
A comment by a friend, however, took me aback. She said she expected to see my name on the cover of a book in the future. My response? I admitted the very thought terrified me. It made me shudder.
That's when I realized I had a problem. I also had to claim responsibly for my lack of a publishing contract. I could no longer place all of the blame on agents, editors, the sluggish economy or demise of the publishing industry.
My solution? I elected to use an aka. It may be a thin veil separating the personal me from the author me, but my anxiety dwindled and I re-submitted my work. Two months later I was offered a publishing contract.
Visit Morgen Bailey's Author Spotlight to read more about my angst, anonymity and AKAs.
But first, let's talk. What's holding you back from achieving your dreams? Aw, come on. 'Fess up...It'll do you good!
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