Sunday blues

I guess it was too much to hope for -that Bing could find my new website on a weekend. Funny, that. It had my old one on when Google didn’t and now it’s the other way round.

Next job, to order some more business cards with the new information. I will as soon as I can be sure folk can find it.Someone, please, tell me they can see http://www.juliecround.co.uk or I will think it’s only on my computer! The dot com one is fine, but I wanted to be able to play and the gallery feature on the new one is a plus. If only dot com comes up when you google me I’ll give up!

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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!

Better and better?

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.

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!

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.