So I’ve reached that stage in the proceedings where it’s necessary to kick things up a notch. I’ve been writing away for some years now, but have largely got by without any internet presence save forums and what-have-you, and after surviving Clarion South my rambling monster-truck of a blog over at Livejournal. Seeing as the old Fisch-blog has become a dumping ground for bad puns, youtube clips, and the occasional writing related tid-bit, I’ve decided to start up my “I’m actually serious about this writing thing” official author website.
Coolest of all, there’s an email address attached to this thing, so I’m always reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve collated all my writing-related achievements and put them behind the shiny buttons you see at the top of the page. Many thanks of course go to Nyssa Pascoe (she of awritergoesonajourney.com fame) for her assistance in getting this website kicking, and of course for designing my nifty banner, with just a wee hint of Undead Camel.
This move to a paid domain and a Real Writer’s Website is partly related to the Writers of the Future win – I’m heading over to the workshop shortly and need to start thinking like a professional, conducting and promoting myself better. With that in mind I’ve also printed off a bunch of business cards, which is another first. I shall now have to learn business card etiquette – how does one distribute these without being a prat? Do I require a spring-loaded case of rare leather, to shoot these into someone’s eyes the moment they say hello? These are all things I shall endeavour to learn.