This is something I've had on my mind for a couple of weeks now. Back when I sent in my contract to the first Anthology, I simply ran with my given name. Same with the second. I felt rather... diminished, shall we say, when I saw some of the other guys(C.M. Carter, Brian X. James, in particular, which sound fantastic). It reminded me of some of the big names in fiction - J.K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, so on and so forth. While I have no doubt their writing prowess is the majority behind their successes, the name itself has to have helped - they roll off the tongue rather pleasingly. With the third Anthology looming, I've been wondering if I should change the name attached to my story from Brandon Bundy to something more... appealing. Two stigmas come to mind regarding my last name - a serial murderer, and an idiotic sitcom family. I plan to keep on writing and turn it into a profession one day in the coming decade. Do I really want to be tagged by that particular name? Am I complaining over nothing or should I really invest the time into coming up with a proper pseudonym from here out?