So, there are a couple of thoughts which came up when I was looking at publishers earlier today.
The main one is this: does it bother you that a dude is writing stories about women, for women?
I have to consider this when approaching publishers. They may not want to take me on, or they might insist that I use a gender-neutral pseudonym. Which I’m not wild about, but I’d do it for the sake of reader sanity.
Fun fact. My real name, shortened, is gender-neutral.
I’m a storyteller, and I’m affected by and interested in the reactions of the readers. The more readers I have, if you follow this logically, the better I will get at telling stories. 🙂
If now and again, I have to kindly remind them that my pseudonym is just that, it might be a bit of a let-down for some. Others, I suspect, will shrug and say ‘whatever.’
Later! Off to eat something and work on the writing some more! 🙂