Wednesday, 12 December 2007

My new writing website

Fun to do, after the first few hours of teeth gnashing

I've just set up a writing website. I've had this writing blog since June 2007. I am a huge fan of Blogger - it's elegant, easy to use apart from a few line spacing issues, and free!

But I wanted a site for more permanent information. I'd made a note of Squarespace ages ago, as their site looks so cool. Contrast it with Godaddy. And you get 30 days free trial. I assumed, having had the experience of setting up my jewellery website with Freestart, I would find the process easy.


I spent hours getting cross, and not very far. In a temper with Squarespace, I signed up for a free trial with Moonfruit, only to find it much less easy to use, and less flexible. Every time I viewed my fledgling site, they nagged me to sign up. You can't load a whole short story. Also I kept calling it Moonboot, or Fruitsuit...

I went back to Squarespace, persevered, and am really pleased with the result.

Have a look at it here.

AND it's got a message board! Now this may not seem immediately useful, but I have a vivid imagination. Just suppose I started to become slightly known - through ABNA possibly - a fan could leave me a message! I could answer him!

As my fame spread, fans could chat on my message board about how great I am, and I could delight them by the rare personal appearance there, becoming ever more elusive the richer and more famous I became...

A girl can dream.


  1. Hi, great that two of your short stories are available complete on your writing website.
    A change of pace and mood for the many who enjoy your (elf-free) fantasy novels.
    In what direction is your writing now moving?

  2. Mark! How good of you to come to my humble blog and assume the guise of a fan, in the total absence of the real thing.

    This guarantees you an early copy of one of my works, signed, even if I have to write the darned book out by hand like JK Rowling's latest effort.

    Funny she did that really, when even a shopping list penned by her would have a queue of slavering publishers begging to put it into print.

    Quixotic, you might say.

  3. Oh, I forgot to answer your question. I wouldn't want you to fret.

    In what direction is my writing moving?

    Not at all sure. Towards publication, I hope.

  4. I wish you all the best in whatever direction your writing takes you.

    Best wishes for Christmas to you and your family.


  5. Gosh, Annie, is it Christmas already?

    It snuck up on me. I'm still in denial. Ebenezer Revellian, that's me.

    Perhaps I should put up a bauble or two...