Monday, May 31, 2010

Vote Please - Pretty Please?

I'm still undecided in which name I would like to publish under, provided I ever get that far.  But I raised an Eagle Scout, so I know all about "Be Prepared".

I originally thought I would use Stacy Thurber as a pen name.  It's my maiden name, it's kind of famous (if you are familiar with James Thurber, that is), and I would answer to it (even though I have been Stacy McKitrick longer than I was Stacy Thurber). 

So my husband went out and snagged the domain name.  You never know, right?

Then I wondered if it just wouldn't be easier to stick with my legal name.  It's what's out there on this blog.  And as I mentioned before, I have been Stacy McKitrick longer (eight years longer and counting) than I was Stacy Thurber.

So my husband went out and snagged that domain name, too.  Yes - BE PREPARED.

Of course, you can get to my website with either http://www.stacythurber.com/ or http://www.stacymckitrick.com/.  It'll go to the same site (I didn't want to confuse anyone, in the rare instance anyone actually wanted to visit my site).  Then I thought of a good way to use my blog - Take a poll!

So, on the column to the right is a place you can vote.  Which name sounds best to you?  And if you don't like either, then don't vote.  I thought about putting that as an option, but seeing as how I will write under one of those names, I didn't think it would do me any good.

The votes may help me decide, may help me lean more one way than the other.  If I ever snag an agent, they may have some imput as well.  But voting can be fun, and I wanted to put some reader interaction on this blog.  Hope you join in the fun and vote!

2 comments:

Central Coast said...

Hey Stacy... Your sister here... I have a couple of points to make. 1. This blog hasn't been around long enough to consider it as a reason to stay with your legal name. 2. If you go with Thurber you may be expected to be funny. How about Elizabeth McKitrick?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hey - My book has some humor in it! Not James Thurber humor, but there are funny parts.

But really - Elizabeth? You apparently forgot how much I hate that name.