Not even sure why I did it, but I looked up my name writer’s name today on Google.
I learned that there is another Elizabeth Rose. She is also a writer. A Romance writer. Not a household name, but she has over 55 books currently published.
I am not entirely sure what I’m going to do.
I don’t have a book published yet. Not even ready to query yet as I still have a final revision or two to do on it.
Elizabeth in my name, and I chose Elizabeth Rose in honor of my mother’s family.
I could go to my married name or my maiden name, I suppose, but after two years of thinking of my writing self as Elizabeth Rose, it’s going to be difficult.
I suppose I should’ve researched the pseudonym a little before taking it, but it’s one I’ve honestly been thinking about for almost twenty years.
Guess I’ll have to think a little more on this!
What are your thoughts? If you found out another author had “your” name, would you change it? Run with it? Something else?