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Web Site Joy and the Writing Continues

Okay, I set up a website for myself the other week using Wix.com. It was running fine and was easy enough to set up, but I've been trying to get back on in order to try and up-date the site, only to find that the Wix site appears to have crashed and I can't access my account. If this keeps happening, I will definitly have to look else where in order to set up a site.

Well, other than that, I have managed to get even more inspiration for the second book in the Aesir trilogy. I know that I am supposed to be working on the editing of the first book in the trilogy, I am also trying to write down all that I can of the second and third book. At least, that way, if and when the trilogy is accepted for publication, I won't have to rush the other two books and I can just focus on the editing. Well, if I'm accepted for publication.


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Alyson Dunlop
Mar. 1st, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
I use Wordpress which is just like a website, really. You can pay £20 a year to make it yours and drop the 'wordpress' bit in the URL. You can have different pages and view stats etc.
Mar. 1st, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I'll definitly look into that as well.
Mar. 1st, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
Um, don't mean to rain on your parade, Claire, but... You'll need to get your editing done before you send it to a publisher. I wasted five years of my life (& countless publishers) sending it off in the hope that they'd spot a rough diamond and bear with me while I honed it to perfection. Those days are gone. They expect you to present them with a virtually perfect product, 'cos most of the big publishers have made their editors redundant, I fear. They expect writers to pay for their stuff to be edited - which is why training yourself up to be a shit-hot editor is the best thing you can do for improving your chances!!

[Oh, & I believe a lot of agents & publishers do like writers to have a web presence before they take them on, so you're spot on with building a website. I paid for mine, and I considered it to be a worthy investment, but I don't think it would have been worthwhile undertaking this major spend before this point in my writing career.]

There, that's my two cents' worth!!
Mar. 1st, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
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I am working on my editing at the moment. I have about four people who are all reading the book and who will be and have been giving me feed back. That in itself is always appreciated, as they have picked up on things that I've missed.
Mar. 1st, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Lesson #1 is to develop a thick skin and to learn to take constructive criticism. Once you achieve that, you're up and running. Sounds like you're accumulating a sound group of fellow writers around you, so make sure you use them!!
Mar. 1st, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
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I like to think that I have a thick skin. It also depends who I'm dealing with. If it's my good friends, who I know will give constructive criticism and not be nasty, I can take it.
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