Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

Okay, so I’m five days behind.

Would you believe I’ve been busy?

Quit laughing. It’s true. I used (or wasted) most of my free time reading "Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML" by Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Freeman.

Geek that I am, using a software program with templates to create my website isn’t enough. I need to know how it works. What do all those codes mean, and how can I take advantage of them?

The book is a fun read, too. It not only teaches how to write concise code, but contains puzzles, and dialog between different functions to better show their similarities and differences.

I studied so much over the weekend, I actually dreamed in HTML code last night. How odd is that? I didn’t wake up this morning, I booted up.

I know, bad joke, but it’s my blog and I can be as silly as I want. So there. Ha!

Change o’ subject.

One reason for this blog is not only to talk about my writing journey, but also to provide you some entertainment. Talking about me all the time gets dull, and I want to keep you interested.

An idea occurred to me a few days ago that will necessitate participation of a few of you every couple of weeks. I approached one person so far, so we’ll see how he responds.

I’d also like to start a newsletter, but I need to study up on my email package to see how I can create something both intellectually and visually pleasing.

One more way to keep my book editing on the back burner.

To titillate my artistic mind (and waste even more time), I purchased a Wacom graphics tablet. It’s due to arrive by UPS today. Yippee!! I hope to create a picture or two to add to my website.

‘Nother change o’ subject.

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I figure if I want to change something, or set a specific goal, why wait until the new year? There’s no time like the present.

However, it’s okay to think about what I want to accomplish over the new year.

I will complete the final edit of my novel, and market my novella through (hopefully) local bookstores and my church. If no one bites on my novel at the writers conference I will research into agents for it. In the meantime, I want to work on another novel – my first nanowrimo novel I wrote in 2005.

A couple of questions for you.

Would you be interested in a newsletter sent out every few months?

What are your goals for 2009?