Bear with me, I’m trying to teach myself how to run a website. Let me just grab a hammer and fix this nail hanging off the corner of the DNS servers – no wait, I can’t do DIY either, so that metaphor’s going nowhere. Maybe you could just let me know if my HTML is showing and we’ll go from there.
The thing is, I have this book. Novel. I wrote it and then I rewrote it, like you do, and the lovely Tim Dedopulos at Ghostwood Books is reading it, and if everything works out it might be getting published as an e-book, which would be amazing. I mean, amazing for me. From other people’s point of view it probably doesn’t have quite the same sense of amazingness but that’s ok, I have enough for everyone. Anyway.
I realised that I needed a proper web presence.
Then I realised that a) I had no idea how to go about that, and b) I have no free time. (Job, daughters, novel to rewrite, friends to organise and, er, DVDs to watch – ok, the last one doesn’t sound very urgent but I’m halfway through catching up on The West Wing and it’s got me like crack. Like crack might have done if I’d ever tried it. I would like to make it clear, particularly if my mum is reading this, that I have never tried it and never intend to. Thank you. Right.)
So I have dealt with my first problem, the not knowing what I’m doing, by taking a deep breath and just doing it, and we’ll see how that goes. The second problem I already knew how to solve. I may not have much free time, but I do have a lot of very interesting and articulate friends, some of whom already had plenty of useful content that I could steal, I mean ‘republish with credit’. So there will be music reviews from Troy, book reviews from lizw, interviews with people who have fascinating subjects to talk about, and links to the other places where people are being interesting. And content from me as and when. Let’s see how it goes. Wish me luck.