Archive for July, 2013

Makeover Time!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

I’ve made a decision. This blog has been around in this incarnation since 2005. That’s EIGHT years, folks. I think it’s time for an update. I’ve seen other authors’ sites that look so clean and professional and have proper links to all of their books for purchase (oops.). This ’star’ theme has served me well, and this site has served its purpose, but I think it’s time for a change.

Not to worry, though — I don’t have the time to deal with this before at least September or October. There’s WAY too much to do between now and then, so the redesign will have to wait. But I have my hosting and my domain name already locked in, so that’s a good thing.

I think I may keep the ’star’ thing in some form or other. I mean, with a name like mine, why wouldn’t I?? I mean, really!

I also think I need to put together some more serious form of structure starting in the fall. More regular blogging, more scheduled writing time, etc. No more of this frippery and fooling about. I keep saying I want this to be a career, and I want to contribute significantly to my household thanks to my writing…but so far it feels like it’s just been all words. *sigh* I’m forty-one now (yeah, I know. It’s no secret!) and I’m not getting any younger. I want to enjoy these years and little luxuries to go along with them. And that means being more prolific and producing more work. Period.
Now I have to find someone to help me out, with whom I can barter a case of beer for help…

Am I the only one out there looking forward to September? I’ve decided that I love autumn best, followed by spring, then summer, and then winter. Time to buckle the hell down and git ‘r done.

Ugh

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

My words is rusty. Also known as, I can’t brain today; I have the dumb.

*sigh*

You know, those people who say Thou Shalt Write Every Day aren’t just being holier-than-thou — they’re right. Writing’s just like almost everything else — if you don’t do it very often, you get rusty and fall out of practice.

It is now summer, though, and I am surrounded by junior versions of me and their various BFFs. It makes for a rather difficult environment in which to work. I know, I know. First World Problem.

I’ve just gotta put on those stupid Big Girl Panties and git ‘er done.

How many different adages can I possibly use? That’s it; I’m outta here.