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!