It’s very easy to get started with the WordPress blogging platform. I can’t compare it to Blogger or others as I’ve not tried those yet. I’ll be sure to comment later when I do.
One recommendation to WordPress developers: on the initial sign-up screen where a username is to be provided, please have the field run a check to see if the username is already being used by another. You don’t find out until you’ve submitted the form. Just a quibble.
Once you’re signed up, it’s very inuitive, at least for me, to add, edit and remove posts and the other basic tools of blogging. And choosing among different templates/designs is easy. I’ve not explored customizing them or creating your own from scratch.
I’ve set up a Wordpress blog account today.
I’ve set up a WordPress blog account today and copied my own blog posts here. So all posts prior to this one are copies of those found on my own website. I’ve matched the dates as well. I’ll maintain the blog both here and there for a bit, but soon will post in one place and feed it to the other.
Within a week I received a letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine.
That was quick! Within a week I received a letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. The unfortunate news was relayed in a courteous note. Oh well. Not sure if I’ll try again or hold off.
Today I triple-checked my manuscript of Full Moon Lament…
Today I triple-checked my manuscript of Full Moon Lament for any spelling, grammer or punctuation mistakes, then added the cover page, and stuck them into a manilla envelope along with a SASE and note. Went to the Post Office and mailed my first submission off to Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. Here’s hoping the editor is as pleased with it as the writing group.
Attended the monthly writing group meeting at the library. One member shared her editor’s copious notes.
Attended the monthly writing group meeting at the library. One member shared her editor’s copious notes. The remarks were thorough and helpful and I look forward to using this editor one day. Another member is using her now and promises to share next time. He has already emailed us a copy of the complete novel — a nautical adventure set in the 1870s. We had only been reviewing his work piecemeal and often out of order, so it will be great to see the whole novel.
My short piece, “Full Moon Lament,” was reviewed again. My revisions improved the work and they encouraged me to go look for a publisher. I’ll be spending this week, at least, looking for short story publications to submit to. I suppose the story can be summarized as a tongue-in-cheek twist on the werewolf tale.
Hopefully I can report good news here!