Ella Rite is a pen name created when I was a teenager. I’d learned that the word ‘elle’ is the French word for ‘she’. Another plus is that the Spanish word ‘la’ indicates feminine form. Rite means ‘conducting ceremonies’.
In my young mind, I created the name Ella Rite to mean ‘She conducts ceremonies’ which I interpreted as ‘She Rules’.
Over time, I appreciated that the word ‘rite’ is homophones with the words ‘right’ (as in: correct) and ‘write’ (as in: to make up and spell down for others to read). The spelling indicates something nefarious and done in the dark. I love a good play on words.
Ella Rite now means: She writes; She is right; and She’s writing something scary in the dark. (I’m twisted that way.)
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG
1. To document and share the trials and tribulations of becoming a published writer.
2. Complete a personal goal. Someone told me that if I can’t ‘wallpaper my bathroom’ with rejection slips, then I’m not writing enough. Therefore, my goal is to write enough material so that I can either get published or wallpaper my bathroom.