Yesterday was an excellent, excellent day.
I know you've been thinking, well, sixty hours a week isn't that much, there is still 52 waking hours left to update this blog and run the pay-it-forward contest. :-) That would be very true, if I hadn't spent so many of those 52 remaining waking hours getting my new website into shape.
Well yesterday, after all sorts of wrangling, the new website finally went live--which necessitated some further wrangling, as the remote browser turned out to be a lot less forgiving than my local browser. But now everything works--in IE and Firefox at least, though it is somewhat wobbly in Firefox: the formatting is a little off at times and the "back to top" links remain stubbornly comatose. And my gorgeous and smart husband just pointed out to me that my printable book list is a Microsoft Word document, which is limited to the Windows platform. So I guess I'll be switching it to a pdf file very soon.
And I know this will be disappointing to the two diehard Sherry Thomas fans out there, :-) but the DELICIOUS excerpt isn't live yet. I had actually styled the exerpt and everything before I remembered that I can only post as excerpt what my publisher uses on its website and in print. So that will go up as soon as I know what portion of DELICIOUS Bantam plans to use.
But still, go ahead and give it a look-see. The newsletter subscription is live, though it will be a few more days before the subscription page is styled to look exactly like my site.
A great big happy-sobbing "Thank You" goes out to my friend Michelle McGinnis, a true web maven, who has been instrumental in helping me achieve my dream of becoming my own webmaster. Just think, before Michelle came into the picture, I didn't know about syntax-sensitive editors or link checkers or even how exactly my html files would upload into my server.
A great big "Thank You" also goes out to Frauke of CrocoDesigns, the woman responsible for the look of the new site and a consummate professional in every way.
And thank you so much, dear blog readers, for your patience. I will try to better at blogging when all the craziness calms down a little.
Here's a little guest-blogging I did at the Valenduckie event at The Good, the Bad, and The Unread, in case you are desperately looking for something to read. :-)
Until next time.
Updated to add: My Library Journal interview is online and that is everything you'll ever need to know about me. :-D