I finally had some time to sit down and get some writing done. After getting a scene down, I decided to take a break and work on getting my webpage up. Just a quick break to step away from the scene, letting my subconscious work on the next step.
Or so I thought.
I went to the welcome e-mail from when I registered my domain name. I went to login. And that’s where the trouble started. I hate passwords. I can never remember them. I write them down but then I can’t find where I wrote them down at. Or maybe it’s the login ID that I’m getting wrong. Is it all caps? No caps? First letter caps? Do I have a number or a symbol. Or do I need a number and a symbol?
And now my account is locked. I have to call customer service. I hate talking on the phone. Absolutely abhor it. I especially hate calling people I don’t know with a problem. Because by them time I’m at the point where I need to pick up the phone, I’m no longer the most patient person. More like raving lunatic.
So I got my password reset. I have a website, but I wasted the time I’d meant to spend on writing actual content. And I still don’t know what all I need on my website.
The good news? I’m an author. I have book en route to publication. I’ve gone from wanting to write a book, to actually sitting down and writing the book. I’ve gone through many rejections, each bringing me closer to my goal. Just when I was about to give up on this particular story, I sent it out one more time. So I could look myself in the mirror and say I didn’t give up.
I found a publisher. I signed a contract. I made my edits. Now I’m trying to get ready for my actual book launch.
I need a website. I know nothing about creating a website. But at one point, I knew nothing about how to get published. I knew nothing about book contracts and cover art forms and Twitter? What’s that? Back when I started playing with the idea of writing a romance novel for the first time, I didn’t even know what this internet thing was all about. A family friend tried to explain this new invention that would give us the ability to communicate with people all over the world. Now why would we want to do that?