Saying Farewell to my Pseudonym

The blog-fans among you will know that I have removed my pseudonym, Melody Carter, from the Internet. She’s gone now. *RIP fictional version of myself*


I’ve waved goodbye to her website, her Facebook page, and her Twitter. I’ve exported all her churlish attempts at Children’s Fiction or bizarre tries at Adult Writing. She isn’t working well for my writing career, so, like the proverbial rose – she had to be dead-headed.

(Although the design for that website was pretty awesome, so I may have to move the typography over to another site… we will see!)

I found Melody Carter no longer had a place or standing in my writing portfolio; she had become just an extra tab on my social media to ignore and avoid during the low moments.

Any writer can tell you that this is not a fun career choice by any means – particularly as there is no money in it. So it becomes hard to justify your meager efforts when you are spread so thin across your many pen names.


Instead, (if rather late in the day) I have decided to solely write under my own name; no pseudonyms or pretenses. Just little me and my little words on my little books.

I hope you can all get behind me on this, and as you have all been such lovely readers; I am sure you will be.

I’ll be back soon with some news about my upcoming novel, Finding Jennifer, but for now; I’m off to drink tea and ponder over Chapter 12.


Summer Projects

Hi WordPress!

I’ve got so much planned for this summer so I thought I would share a few of my project ideas with you!

The other day, I started a new pen name: Melody Carter (Facebook) (WordPress) which is for my children’s and YA fiction/poetry writing. I posted my first short story today; The Little Worm. 

Here is my current projects board with a few cheeky previews of some of my upcoming projects:

My Project Board May 2014If you are following my other Melissa Holden blog, The Life of a 19-Year-Old Author then you will know that I have just finished my second year of university, and I’ve got a lot planned for my five-month break.

Summer Projects:

  • May – October: Branding and promotion/ blogging
  • 1 July: Searching for Katherine release date
  • July – August: Rom/Com novella
  • July – August: children’s poetry collection
  • August: 52 Writing Prompts
  • August – October: Children’s short stories
  • August – November: YA Short stories

The Little Things

Hopefully, I’ll keep to my vague schedule, but somehow I doubt it. My haiku collection wasn’t supposed to be out for another month, but I got too excited and published it early! But I’m glad I did – look at my rankings!

The Little Things: A Book of Haikus
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,930 Paid in Kindle Store

#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry & Drama > Poetry > Women

#50 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Anthologies & Literature Collections > Poetry

I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited about these projects, and as always – I’ll keep you posted!