Hi, hello, and merry salutations!
I am [Captain] Lauren Macrie*, an aspiring author of contemporary fiction, and I am thrilled that you found your way to my blog!
I started blogging in 2010 under the pseudonym E. Elle. I called my cyber corner The Writer’s Funhouse and blogged about, well, writing. At the time, I was also writing novels and working part-time as a server at a local steakhouse. Three short months after starting my blog, I obtained full-time work and things got a lot more complicated. I maintained my blog by the tips of my fingers, but writing itself quickly fell away. My body recognized that it could not balance a 40-hour workweek with a 2:00 AM bedtime. Eventually, blogging fell away, too. I quietly exited the blogosphere in 2012.
I’ve made multiple forays back into the ‘sphere in the past several years, throwing a lot of proverbial poop against the accompanying fan. In 2014, I resigned myself to the mediocre, middle class, workaday existence that my life was shaping into. (Yep, I just ended a sentence with a preposition. And I’m not sorry!**)
Life kicked into high gear in 2015. It is now September 2, 2018, and things are different.***
I am different.****
And I’m so excited to be on this journey!
*Not really. Lauren Macrie is a pseudonym. And I am not a captain. I don’t even own a boat. Or a spaceship.
**I’m a little sorry. Improper grammar irks me, especially when I’m the offender.
***In addition to working full-time, I also have a husband, a mortgage, and an IRA.
****I’m about forty pounds lighter, have more gray hairs, and think I’ve developed arthritis in my left knee.