Hi there. My new website http://www.juliecround.co.uk is now on Google. With a bit of luck it will soon be on Bing, too. There are still a few tweaks I should do, like adding icons for Goodreads and ALLi and SWWJ but it will do for now.
Somewhere there must be some retired schoolteachers who would enjoy ” A lesson for the Teacher.”I am giving away the odd old book to raffles and for charity. The good thing about giving ‘Never Run Away’ away is that it could lead to readers wanting ‘Never Pretend.’
Writing Magazine may be featuring us soon and I am getting followers on twitter so the marketing side may pick up. We’ll take copies on holiday with us, anyway!
What a day! This morning we went to the opticians so that I could have an eye test and I chose a new pair of glasses that make me look more studious than I really am.
Then, this afternoon I went to see the doctor about my breathing and my infected ear and ended up with antibiotics.
Then I tried to get hold of my website people and they said it would be fixed in a few hours. We’ll wait and see! People checking my new one are getting my old one which is pretty good so I don’t really care.I’ll keep them both going and see which one gets the most traffic.Once that’s done perhaps I’ll be able to concentrate on writing again.
Well, that was a waste of time. I spend two weeks making a website and it won’t come up on screen when I try to find it. Is it my computer or can’t anyone see it? It says it is on line and the domain name is registered but I’ll be blowed if I can get to see it!
I suppose I’ll have to try all over again with someone else. At least it’s keeping me busy.
The best thing about yesterday was that we had visitors. My nephew brought his family and we went down to the sea, It was very windy but we had an ice cream and sat on the pebbles. Max came back and played with the dog in the garden until Diesel gave up. He’d worn him out!
I have been constructing a new website that I can change quickly and keep up to date.
Have a look and see what you think?www.juliecround.co.uk
Remember, I’m still learning how to use the computer. In fact I’ve enrolled on a programme to teach me what I don’t know. That’s a lot!
Still writing – but entering competitions at present, while I’m waiting for “The Lesson for a Teacher” to fly. There’s no use not having faith in one’s own work.
I’m also trying to get to grips with windows 10. The computer seems to know more about what I’m doing than I do. It sings to me whenever I get a message and constantly asks me to update.We got the printer working, sometimes – but it still insists it is off line.
Singing group on Thursday was fine and yesterday we went to the Open Day Fair at the old soldiers’ home. There was a band but it didn’t march and the two prizes I won on the tombola were unsuitable so I gave one away and will keep the other for younger members of the family.Bag of Books were there so I donated a couple. Marketing is my main project at present. Julie the Reader Hunter!
More production news. Amazon now have ” A Lesson for the Teacher” on kindle but without a cover picture as I couldn’t work out how to change the size of the photo. Of course it’s on here on Pages (May 2016)and also on the paperback page so people can see it.
I’ll tell my followers a secret. I thought I had given up writing novels but a story is creeping into my subconscious. All I have to do is decide whether to self publish again or go with a publishing group. Maybe I’ll just let it stew until September and then start putting it on paper. I suppose I could serialise it on line?
I’ll feel better when I get my printer sorted. Giving this a rest for a week.j.
More worries about the computer. I seem unable to reach my webmaster to update my website and now it is quite out of date.
After the launch on 3rd June I tried to get “A lesson for the Teacher” on Amazon. The cover appeared but nothing else. I can supply copies from the website orders but I am having problems trying to provide Amazon with an ebook version. I’ll get there eventually but it makes me feel so ignorant.
I still haven’t written anything worth telling you about but I have completed the script for our next recording and been booked for a talk in 2017!