Since my username here is Zabrina without my last name, I think it wouldn't be too hard to simply use a different last name. That would provide a lot more anonymity without completely restarting everything. The problem being, this would likely involve some loss of reputation, plus some changes of email addresses, etc (and registering a new domain, of course).
At the same time, I'm also changing my business model. For about twenty months, I've learned all I could about freelance writing and made a pretty decent income doing it. But I finally decided to stop trading time for dollars and make the jump.
Now, I'm working on product creation -- selling PLR ebooks and training ebooks to teach others looking to writing for that first step up, and teach people about various other methods and tricks unrelated to writing that I've picked up along the way.
So the big question I have is... would now be the best possible time to change my name as I jump into a new field, or the worst possible time as I need the reputation I gained from my work in the old field (which is quite relevant if I'm selling PLR, for example) to make a go of the new venture?
Any hints and pieces of advice would be much appreciated.