Hey, everyone! I've been lurking a while now, in large part because I've been using most of my non-writing free time to figure out the nuts and bolts of getting my web fic sites up and running, but also due to that whole awkward aversion to the internet equivalent of walking up to a group of complete strangers and saying hello.
I'm Lori, and I'm a US writer (Illinois/Indiana). I had a smattering of published short stories a few years back, put writing on the back burner to help put food on the table and raise children, and have recently begun working on channeling some of my personal life back into my personal life. In the past I've written a lot of fantasy and magical realism, but my muse recently dumped me into the middle of some gunpowder/steampunk/historical fantasy world (I don't even know) and then a distant future science fantasy adventure. I've been reading up a lot on web serials (plus Netflixing "Buffy" and "Angel" in their entireties with my teens over summer break--my kind of quality bonding time), so I also wanted to incorporate my ideas with the whole serialization/episodic format. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's cool to see there's a whole community of people who are also having fun with it.
Now that I've got technical things running (mostly) smoothly, I'm looking forward to having more time to come at WFG from a reader's perspective. I've sneaked peeks at a lot of stories already while trying to see how typical web series are set up. (A huge thank you to everyone who provided guidance by example!) Can't wait to go back and sink my teeth into some of these!