I suppose since Rome wasn’t built in a day, I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s taken me weeks to build a website. Had I known how complicated it was going to be, I’d have skipped that task, hired a professional and turned my attention to re-writing my next book. Still, I think the site is “pure-dee” representative of me rather than a mass-marketed version. Check it out and let me know what you think: karencaseyfitzjerrell.com
Seems I’m the last Wannabe to “launch” myself on the web. Truth told, I’d rather write a chapter than follow 900 blogs, tweets, and facebook posts. I’m not fond of posting to them either. I can’t imagine that many people want to know what I had for lunch yesterday or how I decided one of my characters smells bad and another is missing some teeth. While I appreciate the value of being connected to my readers, I feel as if I’ve lost some of my solitude. Most writers I’ve talked to lately are beginning to feel the same way. When and where do we draw the line? I’ll let you know when I come up with an answer. Meantime, I’ll keep my blabbing on the internet to a minimum and hope readers and followers will let me know when they would like me to chime in.
My first novel, The Dividing Season, is now posted for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites even though the official publication date is a month or two away. I have print copies on hand, too. Only a few more loose ends to tie up before I can make the publication date official. Wish me luck!
I wish you the very best with your new novel, website and blog, Karen! Have fun with it.
Thanks Heidi! With someone like you in my corner, I'm bound to do well. Right? It's been a long road, for sure. k
I hired a professional to design my website when I was ready. Though the site is not as spectacular as I imagined, it's a start. And it is simple enough that I can doodle with it when it needs updating or an edit. I have struggled through the learning curve with my WordPress blog. After two years, I still have questions! But I continue to learn with every post.
Thanks for your sympathy and understanding, Karen. I'm thinking of WordPress for a new website. For the time being I'll stick with Blogger for my blog. Keep me in your loop. (Love you name. Smiling…)