I have a dream.
I’m a die-hard fan of romance novels, and when I decided to try my hand at writing, it was only natural that I wanted to dabble in romance.
I figured that having read thousands of romance novels would automatically qualify me for that job.
Turns out, it’s not that simple. Huh.
I forgot to take into consideration one important fact.
I live in India, and most of my readers would be people I know – friends and family.
I realised that I was very squeamish about them reading romantic/steamy scenes, knowing that I had written them.
All my life, I’ve faced judgement for reading romance novels. That judgement would be so much worse when people found out that I was writing them, as well.
That was the beginning and end of my writing journey.
Or so I thought.
I was grumbling about this to someone, and they asked me if I had to write under my own name.
That was the solution to my problem.
I decided to write under a pseudonym, and Rhea Sen was born.
In the next couple of posts, I will talk about the fun and the pitfalls of writing under a pseudonym.
Have you faced such roadblocks in your writing/blogging journey?
Do comment below to tell me about it.