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It’s lucky my prose isn’t purple…

Okay, I admit it, I’ve been playing all day, and I’ve reached the point where I don’t know what works and what doesn’t anymore, so..purple? Too much? Hurts the eyes? Makes you gag?

You’re allowed to be honest. The purple was not my first choice. In fact, I wanted something much more tasteful, like this:

It’s pretty, and I put a lot of work into the ‘window’, including making the window frames in Corel, but none of the WordPress themes worked with the image as the background. I guess if I had my own website, I could design it however I wanted, but these days it’s just not worth the cost of the domain, plus the hosting, plus the ongoing headaches…

And then there was the problem of functionality. I wanted visitors to be able to see my books without having to go digging for them because…ahem, I am a writer. So I looked at an old theme with a ‘carousel’, but it just didn’t do it for me either. So I decided to jazz up the theme I’ve had since 2011. Elegant Grunge isn’t new, and it’s not pretty, but it is functional.

Oh, and the purple kind of tones with the purple of the binary star image, you know, melding the symbols for Innerscape and Vokhtah? -sigh-

So. Do I keep the purple? Change the purple? Sleep on it and try again tomorrow?



Guest post on Pilyara with Jennifer Scoullar

I have 3… yes, THREE chocolate mouse cakes in the fridge – two that turned out well and one ugly duckling – and I’m knackered [translation : tired] so I’m going to make this short.

Jennifer Scoullar, a very lovely Aussie author and blogger, asked me to guest post on her blog. So I did. 🙂

If you want to read some background on me, and some interesting titbits on the writing of Vokhtah, please pay her a visit at Pilyara.

-waves- Thanks for inviting me Jennifer!

And now to go taste the dud. I think it’s going to be a good brew. 🙂

Goodnight world!


p.s. We’re staying over for the wedding so I won’t get to reply to comments until Sunday.

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