Name Change

So, you might be wondering, who is this Lura McCartney, and what has she done to Lura Slowinski? (Or not. I mean, it’s okay if you’re not.) McCartney is my maiden name, and after several months of wishing I’d decided to publish as McCartney from the start it occurred to me that it wasn’t quite too late. I could make this change, but if I was going to do it at all, it had to be now. So, here we are. Still the same me, just with a different name.

It’s not because I regret taking my husband’s name when I married, because I don’t really, though if it came up now I’d consider it a lot longer and harder than I did at the time. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of keeping my old name around somehow as well. I also like having one name for the Public Author Persona, and another for just plain old me hanging out with friends and family and the like.

So that’s that. Hopefully I’ll be a little more active on the blogging front going forward than I was all of last year. I’ll need something to keep me sane as I somehow edit my 155,000 word novel down to something resembling publishable length. I made the mistake of Googling word counts of famous books earlier today, and what seemed like a manageable problem only a few hours ago suddenly seems mountainous. Still, there’s only one way up a mountain — step by step. Onward we go…


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