Thanks so much, Jesse! This is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while, and I’m very glad I did. I tend to second guess myself a lot, so hearing from others about this topic has been therapeutic in a way. At least I know I’m not the only one struggling with these issues.

As another commenter noted, when using a pen name, you can start to feel responsible for the reputation of a “fake” writer. It’s a really weird thing. So, I’m actually thinking about just dropping the pen name altogether. Time will tell.

Thanks again for weighing in and for your kind words!

Mommy. Wife. Writer. Lunatic. My debut poetry collection, “The Weight of Need”, is available on Amazon.

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