I just spent a few hours updating the look of the web site. I really wasn’t too happy with the old look/feel. The new one isn’t much different, but it makes me a little happier. Perhaps this one will last a while before I get tired of looking at it and change it again.
Maybe I’ll actually break down and hire someone to make me a slick design some day. Perhaps I should wait to sell a novel or something before I go that far? Dunno. We’ll see…..
If you’re surprised by the slightly different look/feel of the site, don’t be. I didn’t get hacked or anything horrible like that. I just replaced the CMS system known as Drupal with another one called WordPress. Drupal was working just fine for me, but the upgrade process when a new version was released was a little onerous. WordPress, on the other hand, is much easier to manage and take care of. This will free up a little of my time and allow me to produce more in my writing rather than spending time maintaining my web site’s back-end codebase.
If you find anything strange/wrong with the site, please let me know.
PS: If you registered as a user with my old site, feel free to re-register with this software. I did not move over any accounts from Drupal to WordPress (other than my own, that is.)
I’ve added a new section to my site (see the menu bar across the top) entitled Freebies. It’s where I’ll drop some flash fiction, notes about stories/novels, character ideas and the like. It’s for things that will never be published directly, but may still be of interest to the public.
I’m finally getting around to creating my own custom theme for this site. It won’t be too much different from what you are used to seeing, but during the creation process there will be quite a bit of mess. Please bear with me for a few days while I get things worked out.