I am completely torn between publishing under my own name and choosing a pseudonym. The work is nothing I’d be ashamed of. I just keep thinking that a pseudonym might be a nice fence between my career as a writer and my personal life. The crux of the matter is a fear that past failures will be resurrected and hurt this endeavor (but also a pseudonym would give me a bit of privacy), but that concern is countered with the idea that, even if I used a pseudonym, it would gradually be worn away through marketing, social networking, etc. Any thoughts on which way is best?