Hello Everyone! I'm brand new here and new to writing for an audience. I'm a mid30s female with two little at home and run my own online education coaching business. Since high school I've wanted to write "professionally." but I never felt good enough. School teaches us to put the words on the page perfectly the first time, but real writing isn't like that. Once I became an elementary writing teacher and developed my skills with an inspiring class, I realized that good writing takes practice, endless revision, and commitment. I never would have learned this without a special class of crazy students who I taught to write better and reflect more than I probably every will. I'm here to learn, to practice, push myself, and maybe - eventually- publish. Being here is a comfort challenge for me. I'm new and inexperienced, so I worry that I won't be able to add much value yet: I've been reading over posts without responding. Today I'm putting my fear behind me and jumping in. I have one concern that's holding me back. I want to write children's books AND erotica. (To be clear, NOT combined!) I'm terrified that my erotica passion will be discovered, even under a pen name, and it will destroy my business reputation as an education coach. I work with the "crazies," the kids who are probably going to drop out, and I focus on inspiring them to success outside of the school system. That being said, I'd like to think that even if I'm discovered as an erotica writer, it wouldn't affect my business. I'd love your thoughts, especially if you have dual or conflicting roles in life and as writers. Does anyone have experience writing under a pen name and being discovered? Thanks for your support.