Waste of time

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!

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Website

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!

 

Changing direction

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!

Amazon experience

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.

website problems

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!

Computers again

Now I’m in a bind. I have to learn how to unzip something, and it’s not a bag or a coat. When I looked on line there were loads of choices for unzipping apps. I’m just bemused.

How on earth am I supposed to get my ebook on anywhere if I’m so useless on the computer? maybe I’m not meant to produce an ebook. Maybe it should only be a paperback. So far people have been very complimentary and, as usual, read the whole thing in one go.

I may have an idea for the next book. I’ll start in September. Sorry my website isn’t up to date. I’m hoping it will be soon.

Printer problems

I thought having a new laptop was too good to be true. The computer is fine but the new printer won’t connect to the wifi. I have put the ink cartridges in so I can print with a cable but that wasn’t what we wanted.It seems other folk have had the same problem so I’ll give it a while to see if my computer expert can come up with a solution.

Everything seems to be conspiring to stop me writing. Mind you, I was thrilled to see my appeal in Yours magazine. If we find some retired teachers through that I might even subscribe!