A New Look…?


I’m guessing you noticed the new look to my website. I finally bit the bullet and swapped my custom design for a free template. Everything is really mess up. To be honest, I write this post wondering if it will appear on my home page. None of the previous posts do.

Longtime visitors may recall a resolution shortly after I retired two years ago to update my beautiful-but-outdated web site. The custom design required routine maintenance beyond my very limited understanding of how all this stuff works. The result: numerous glitches I was unable to fix. Security issues finally forced my hand.

Doing it myself was the only option. The artist who charged me a paltry $200 for the custom design many moons ago has moved on to other things. The freelancer I hired to fix all the issues several years ago was hard to find, cost a fortune and, in the end, could only do so much without a super expensive redesign.

No thanks. My needs have changed. I’ve been just blogging for quite some time. My books are still available, but pimping them is no longer a priority. I love writing, but being an author sucks and, for most, doesn’t pay diddly squat. Marketing — the only way to increase sales — takes way more time and money than I’m willing to invest for little to no return.

That’s me. I’ve met a lot of lovely authors, editors, reviewers, cover artists, and other professionals involved with publishing who share a passion I never had. Consumer education is my passion. Writing five novels was a fluke.

Will I write another novel? Never say never. Getting my rights back for the five I’ve written and self-publishing is a more likely scenario.

But first, I gotta figure out this WordPress thing. That’s likely to take a while. WordPress for Dummies is the size of a 1970s New York City phone book. Or maybe I’ll stumble across a kind soul willing to help. I’ll do my best to keep you posted.


8 responses to “A New Look…?”

  1. You have been busy with the new baby.
    Are you familiar with FIVVER?
    THEY CAN DO LOGOS AND MORE SOMETIMES FOR FIVE DOLLARS.
    Trisha Martin

  2. I prefer this! It is much easier for these aging eyes to read–and I like the background color, too!! A good choice!

  3. I’m glad to see you’re updating your site! I was one of those reviewers you connected with many moons ago, and I sincerely hope you are able to acquire the rights for your work. I’m no longer reviewing for the blog I was with, but on many occasions, I’ve found myself mentioning your books to other readers. I hope many more will have a chance to experience them – they are truly special!

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