Dressing up the Décor

It’s Thursday and the week is almost over. Today I thought I’d share some new decorating and housekeeping I’ve done on my website. I’m so active on my blog that I tend to forget I actually have a website too. Yeah. I know. Surprising, huh?

I’ve been woefully neglectful of MaeClair.com and decided it was time to dress up the décor. I’ve added two new pages – – one for Weathering Rock and one for my Weathering Rock book trailer. Why two?

Er, it’s an ugly story that involves uncooperative content boxes, a pathetically immature hissy fit thrown by yours-truly, and a long call to Go Daddy tech support. Let’s just say it was easier to do it this way (and hey, I work with graphic images and website interfaces constantly as part of my day job. Sometimes you just have to give the round to the web platform). Fortunately, my computer and I are friends again. I even managed to add a Twitter stream to my home page, though it’s not exactly the way I envisioned it.

Go Daddy tells me they are revamping their Website Tonight package and rolling out a new platform within the next few weeks that will make the behind-the-scenes stuff easier to manage. I’m crossing my fingers as there’s a lot more I’d like to do but, in the meantime, I thought I’d say “Hey, look, what I did!” LOL! If you get a chance, check it out at MaeClair.com. I give Go Daddy high marks for the background (which I love) and a tech support department that has the ability to calm even a highly-strung writer at wit’s end.

Announcing MaeClair.com

Whew!  My website, MaeClair.com is finally online. Give it a look-see when you get a chance and be sure to blabber the news to everyone you know!  For someone who daylights in marketing you’d think this stuff would be second nature for me, but there’s a learning curve when you’re promoting yourself (I have to say things about ME? Seriously? Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!). Well, I think I’m past that hurdle and have come to the realization that writing isn’t only about telling stories—it’s about sharing them and making sure readers know where to find them.

That involves shedding the privacy shell and developing an online presence.  So I’ve plopped a few of my writing samples in the Story Snippets section of my website until things move ahead with Weathering Rock. Nothing major . . .  a scene each from three novels in progress.

Myth and Magic is finished, but waiting on a final edit. Courting Stones, although complete, requires reworking due to a new plot thread and, finally, Sea Myth, is a work-in-progress I’m anxious to return to. All three of these involve elements of myth and mystery in a modern day setting.  I hope you enjoy them and will bookmark MaeClair.com for future visits!