Does anyone remember me mentioning that I was in the middle of redesigning my website? Well, I am pleased to say that I AM DONE. It took me so long. Every day for… how long was it? I don’t even know. The days kind of merged into one, endless, miserable mass of bleugh. Designing a website is quite possibly one of the most emotionally painful experiences anyone could willing put themselves through. At least it is for me. Technology is not my friend. I think you can see where I’m going with this.
After all the tears (not really, but I did nearly throw my laptop out the window on numerous occasions), I was leaping for joy once I had finished it. But my leaping soon stopped, for then came technical hiccups. I had to ring someone, which instantly put me in a bad mood because I have some inexplicable and incessant hatred for the telephone. Don’t ask – I have no idea. I just can’t bear it… For starters, I actually go near deaf when on the landline. I can’t hear on the landline ? I genuinely can’t. I don’t understand it. So, I spend most of the time going, “Sorry? What? Pardon?” In fact, most of the time I give up, and I just say “Yes” or “Mmm” to whatever the mumbling noise was. That proves to make things a tad awkward when I’m supposed to be answering a question.
Anyway, I was on the phone to this man who had the misfortune of talking to me, trying to get to the bottom of this technical issue (which was a disaster in itself as I’m hopeless with technology). After a while, we thought the problem was solved; we were happy bunnies, and hung up the phone. But, to my dismay, I then realised that the problem hadn’t been solved at all, so I had to ring the support section back. I thought to myself, I hope I don’t get the same man – that would be a bit awkward. I obviously, obviously, got the same man again. I was on the phone to him the second time for half an hour. Half an hour? Heavens above. During that time I was put on hold for a while and I was honestly sat there laughing at the song playing. I have no idea what it was, but it was cheesy and awful, and then I was thinking, I hope he can’t actually hear me laughing. But then Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ came on, which made things slightly more bearable all round.
But despite the emotional distress of the call, Mr. Telephone Man saved the day, and now my new website it up and running. Huray!
So, as I said, my new website is on the go! Most people didn’t realise I even had a website before, but that was because I never talked about, and that’s because I hated it. It was awful. When my book was being published, there were various issues and I didn’t have the time to focus on getting my website ready. Then, one day, I realised that I had no website and I very quickly needed one because it had to be ready with the public availability of the book. I threw one together because I just did not have the time – or the patience by that point in the process. So there we go. That was that. And then I left it as it was because I didn’t care and I hated the process so much I didn’t want to go through with it again. But then late in 2013 I thought… No, this really needs a makeover, and I need to make an effort with my own book/story. If I don’t, I can’t expect anyone else to.
If you never saw the old website, consider this a good thing. You did not miss out. With the new website, you’ll totally be missing out if you don’t go see it 😉 Please check it out and go exploring! There is a lot to discover, and there is a lot of exclusive information that you can ONLY get from me. I am from the author, after all 😉 And feel free to spread the word about this website! I won’t be all hush-hush let’s not tell anyone this time round. I will tell the world. And I am, right now.
I hope you enjoy what you find 🙂 And thank you for taking the time to have a peek!