Howdy, folks! Checkin’ in with a progress report, of sorts.
Last two weeks were craaaazy busy for me. I’ve been working on a couple of design projects and pretty much using every spare moment I wasn’t working at the furniture store to do it. I was quite tired at the end of it all, needless to say. (Still working on one of them, but there’s been a lull.)
Speaking of a lull, this past weekend I was able to get some editing done! Three scene plus I wrote a new one. (Apparently I skimped where I shouldn’t have–ooooo…) It was fun. We’ll see what I get done this week/weekend. (Get to see the long-distance boyfriend this Saturday! ^_^)
Anyway, I’m just realizing I have to take my down moments where I can get ’em at this point. Element 7 will get done. Just a matter of time.
I really do want to set up a new author/writing site and blog, preferably through Wix. (I use them for my business’ website and have fallen in love.) Also, a Facebook page. However, I feel I shouldn’t do this until after I’ve completed my edits. I’m thinkin’ of this as a reward–and a milestone marker indicating me taking the next big step to getting published, I suppose.
Wix let’s you design and preview a site before it goes live, so of course I couldn’t resist setting up a little something. Just a quick mock-up:
I’d love to have some decent photos taken with me wearing dieselpunk attire… That would be fun. And cool, I think. (Look: I’m even getting some ideas for my own dieselpunk looks as we speak. Maybe one day I’ll blog about the stuff I have collected and share some pic-stitches of ideas for looks I have.) I may want some neat adventury artwork in the background, as well. Hmm…
Anyway, this was just me playin’ around, dreamin’. Might go for a more vintage theme and/or color palette on the website. I’m sure I’d add a “recent news” section on the bottom of the home page, and I don’t think I’d have any telephone numbers listed…but yeah. It’s just a start. Will probably switch it up by the time it really matters anyway. In any case, I do know I can’t really see myself not writing fantasy, and though dieselpunk may pass years down the road, it’d be kinda fun to stick to that niche (for the foreseeable future, anyway).
Random fact: I’ve been told by the super cool author Bard Constantine, who also writes dieselpunk stories, that I have a “vintage look” in this photo I shot while staying at this updated mid-century modern hotel called the Valley Ho here in Arizona:
Though not intentional, I do love vintage objects–especially furniture and home decor–so I have to admit: this both flatters, and amuses, me.