Friday, October 19, 2012

Well it's done.

I've done it, I've rebranded myself. is up and running.  I'll be blogging over there now.  This blog will stay here as a record of my years of super happiness.  I might even add an entry or two if I have ranting to do that doesn't fit my professional persona.  But for now I'll be concentrating on that site.  Oh, and writing my novel, always writing my novel.

I plan to post every Wednesday.  With more posts whenever I feel like it.  Go check it out now, and then again next Wednesday, and then again on Halloween, and then the Wednesday after that.  Basque in the awesomeness of the site until you are so excited about the release of my novel that you simply must buy copies for yourself and all your friends the moment it comes out.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Re-branding Myself

This summer my book is coming out.  Wardroids by J M Filipowicz.  I decided to go by my initials for a couple reasons, not the least of which is that when writing genre fiction being female is not necessarily an advantage.   Not that I plan to hide my identity (in fact, a photo of me will be included with my bio on my publisher's website).  But how much of myself should I show to the world?

My husband recently redesigned my mom's professional site. Her blog appears on the front page.  "I need a site like that to promote my book!" said I.  My initial thought was to transfer this blog to my new domain, but no, this will not do.  J M Filipowicz is a serious professional.  Super Happy Jen's Super Happy Blog has too much stuff about my kids and not enough writing-related wisdom.

The logical thing to do would be to keep two blogs.  This one, for personal stuff, and a professional one for writer stuff.  But the line between Super Happy Jen and J M Filipowicz is not so clear cut.

If I am researching for my book about lizard-like aliens and I discover an interesting fact about how turtles mate, is that worthy of a professional entry? Or is the type of silliness that should be branded Super Happy?

If I take part in an improv show, is that personal? Or should I promote it on my professional site?

Should I mention my art on my professional site?  Am I completely barred from mentioning my children? Should I keep my opinions to my personal blog, or will that leave my professional blog wanting substance?

And seeing as I can barely keep this blog up to date, how will I be able to maintain two blogs, and two distinct personas?

I've been Super Happy Jen since 2004.  J M Filipowicz is brand new.

BTW: Everyone like my facebook page!!!!
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