Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Tidy-up

So I had a look at my website today, and noticed that as usual, it’s way out of date, and a bit of a patchwork of disaster mixed with catastrophe.  I’m years behind with linking to my stories.  But-  But-  You see, in my defence, there are about 200 of them out there.  That’s a lot of links.

It is for this reason that I have decided to redesign my stories page to a more manageable format.  The stories are all still out there and linked to, but rather than linking to them individually I’m just linking to the site where they can found (and in most cases to my profile/content on that site.)  The good news is that it seems to have more or less worked (and this is without my having to call on my beloved Tech Support for assistance.)

In regards to that novel: you remember that rash New Year’s resolution about self-publishing it.  Well, I’m working on it.  I feel as if the editing is about as good as it’s going to get, a bit of grammar and spell-checking, a few names to change (a lot of main characters do seem to have names starting with ‘A’).  So onto the research.  And it seems as if self-publishing a novel is both a lot easier and a lot harder than I had anticipated.  I mean you can certainly go to Amazon and click on a button to publish stuff.  But there seem to be a bunch of steps that need going through after that, and the tutorial isn’t as fine on the detail as I’d like: things like dimensions and resolution of cover pages, formatting details, tax information etc.  I suspect the only way to do this is just step by step through the process as I go…

Oh, well, another six months and two weeks before I have to have it all figured out.