Nom de Plume: The Story Of Victoria Page

6 Jul

As a child I always imagined myself as a well traveled adult. I would live on a houseboat in Capri, write novels like Danielle Steel (I have been reading her since I was ten) and most importantly I would have a nom de plume, or pen name. My real name was one of the most popular names in the 80’s and even today if you were to yell my name out there would be a good amount of heads turning around. I didn’t think my first name was fancy enough. It did not reflect this amazingness that was going to be my life. So when I learned that Danielle Steel’s number was not really Danielle Steel, I too adopted my first nom de plume (I took four years of French. I am going to use this word a lot in this post). I remember it very vividly, without any notice, I began writing the name, “Nina Schultz” on the top of all of my papers. My plot to go by a nom de plume (take a shot!) was foiled when my teacher called my mom to tell her I changed my name. Fast forward, when I started my blog I didn’t want to write under my actual name because it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. When looking for a name I knew immediatley what I wanted to use. One of my favorite movies is “The Birdcage” and I just love when Albert says, “Victoria Page will not dance the dance of the red shoes. Tonight or any other night!” After researching if Victoria Page was a person, I learned she was a character in a movie who was a famous ballerina who committed suicide. So that’s what I’ve gone with and I’m still loving it!

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