I've uploaded my rebooted web site to our server, and it's accessible now at csmaccath.com. Please note that it's not quite finished yet, but I wanted to close my Flickr account today and point folks to my own image galleries, so I jumped the gun a bit and finished all but one or two things this afternoon. Here's what's changed:
For the most part, this reboot takes the long-running, somewhat personal site I had and turns it into a professional web site for my writing career. There's more information about the Petals of the Twenty Thousand Blossom series, the theme has changed, the menus have changed, my social networking links are more prominent and I've provided a site map so folks can find the old content I don't link to anymore.
You can sign up for my new, quarterly newsletter directly from my web site without having to sign up for an account there. Just enter your name and e-mail address in the box on the right-hand side of the page. You can unsubscribe that way as well. The newsletters will go out on the Pagan high holy days (November 1, February 1, May 1, August 1), with the first of them going out on November 1.
Short Stories for Purchase
(Not Yet Implemented)
The menu is there, but the stories aren't yet. When they are, you'll be able to buy or freely read short stories, most of them previously published elsewhere, in several e-book formats. None of them will have any DRM, so you'll be able to port them to any device you like as many times as you like. More on this in the first newsletter.
From now on, I'll be blogging directly from my web site. However, those entries will auto-forward to my LiveJournal account, and a link will also forward to my Twitter account. I've decided against rigging my site for weblog commenting (what a pain in the ass!), so nothing will change from the reader's perspective. You'll still be able to comment where you've always commented. The only thing that will probably change is that I won't be posting many more friends-locked entries, since the interface between my web site and my LiveJournal doesn't support that. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the one that keeps me from tearing my hair out.
If you find anything wrong/missing/etc. while surfing the site, please let me know. This was something of a comprehensive overhaul, and I'm not a hundred percent sure I've accounted for everything.
Finally, once I've sold the novel, I'll be sending out one (count it, ONE) mass e-mail to everyone I know that tells the news and offers options for following me, the series, what-ev. I'm not in the habit of spamming people to pimp my career and don't plan to start now, but there are a lot of nice people out there who've expressed interest in my wee beastie, so I want to point the way to it once it finds a home.
That's all for this post. Preddy pikchures of PEI up next!