The good news is I am receiving a sort of lateral promotion at work that may provide future opportunities at a real promotion. I don’t want to go into a bunch of details here, but I am excited for the opportunity. I would really prefer to stay at my firm as I think it’s a great plus and I don’t want to lose my vacation and maternity leave that I’ve accrued!
The bad news is another form rejection, this one from G.C. I would have loved her as an agent, but c’est la vie. =)
Oh. I finally got my rear in gear with putting my website together. I’ve been waffling on whether I should get it going now or later, and a few things the past couple days pushed me into it. One: I read a published author who mentioned her agent specifically commented her professional-looking site was a factor in the offer of representation. Two: I want a place to store pictures because it comes up from time to time (like recently!). Three: I want a place to offer some free online reads just to give a taste of my writing style. Four: I noticed somebody had http://www.kaseymack.com registered, so I wanted to reserve http://www.kaseymackenzie.com ASAP. And Five: I want a place to put ooh shiny pretties!
Speaking of ooh shiny pretties, I would love to get a few custom graphics made for my site. Specifically, a couple representing elements of my writing, maybe a bit from my WIPs. Anyone know of any artists (professional or serious amateurs) who might be willing to put something together for me for not a terrible amount of money? I don’t expect anything for free, just a reasonable price. Something I could, you know, afford. =) Husband, an IT guy, recommended I use http://www.homestead.com until such time as I sell and have more money to invest, and so far it’s suiting my purposes admirably. Hella easy enough for me to use myself, and I have something simple but professional that I’m happy with, but I would LOVE to have one or two custom-made pretties to display. (Husband’s majored in studio art with a minor in multimedia, but unfortunately he can only draw things he sees IRL or copy pictures. And, unfortunately, I don’t know any phoenixes, dragons, angels, or psychics to have model for him. 😉
Okie, sorry for the long post. I’ll stop babbling now! When I’m more happy with the website, I’ll prolly post the link. Um, of course, I already gave the domain name away so…not that hard to figure out. ROFL.