Work commitments mean I don’t have time to write a real post, but don’t leave in despair yet.
I was reading Janet Reid’s blog recently, and I came across this delightful post in which a writer freaks out about sharing her name with a writer with a strong web presence who pens lousy poetry and is vocal online about her political views.
(If you’re worried, read the post. Agents know this happens and are prepared to put in the small amount of work required to discover that you are a different person to writer crazy-pants.)
I imagine such situations are common.
Years ago, it came to my attention that my legal name was also the name of a German porn star. Putting my name into a Google images search was quite an education.
On the positive side, the other me was incredibly hot, which was obvious beause she never felt the urge to hide behind many clothes.
This was a minorly embarrassing situation. It was more embarrassing because I had recently started working, and the person who made the discovery was my boss.
Who else do you come up with when you Google your name? The people need to know!