Come with me on a journey...
I'm sitting in my office, end of a long day, kids tucked in
I click on statcounter - just for fun
click on keyword search (this usually gives me a laugh or two - people will search the silliest things)
notice my character names all being searched from the same ISP address
Why would someone be googling my character names?
I click on the little magnifying glass and see they are being googled from the same address in NYC
Do you know what this means?!
My novel, With A Name Like Love is on submission - someone in NYC is researching my character names
my character names!!!
Have you ever considered this?
I mean, googling your character names to make sure there isn't a conflict of interest somewhere? that your MC's name isn't the same as the mayor of Chicago or a convicted axe murderer or an adult film star?
Did you have a clue that, when your novel is being considered by a publishing house, they might do this?
Do you have your character names in any of your posts so you would know if an editor ever did this (that's the only reason it showed up on my statcounter -- good old WIP Wednesdays where I put in snippits w/ the character names)?
Tell me did you have a clue about this? Will you google your character names from now on? Would it change what you decided to name them? I'm telling you, I learn something new every single day of this writing journey. Amazing.