Sometimes you have to begin again.
I ditched my pen name “Zellie” and the old blog, and started this new blog under my name Michele Marie.
I think people often use pen names because they are artistic, creative, and can offer someone in a professional field much needed anonymity, especially in today’s social media world, where so much you do or say is recorded publicly.
I enjoyed my time using my pen name, but that time is over. It was a great friend for someone who needed the anonymity to begin a new journey until I could stand on my own, when beginning my writing journey. It is a crutch I no longer need, in fact it has become a hindrance.
Obviously it is a mixed bag, but I can take no other route.