A Week Ago I Was in Brighton

23 09 2012

… and fast asleep.

The days have flashed by since I got back, but I’m still smiling whenever I think about being surrounded by other LGTBQ writers and readers. I’m not sure I had a meaningful conversation about writing even though it felt like I didn’t stop talking from the time I got to the hotel until I got home again.

I’ve just had a new author-experience that reminded me of the UK Meet. One of the topics discussed was checking contracts and asking for clauses to be changed if you didn’t agree with them. I just requested my first clause change – a technical hiccup had switched a six month extension date to something over 300,000 years. Not quite what was discussed, but enough to remind me.

I was out galivanting again today – family meal, drive an hour and a half, two and a half hours at restaurant, drive an hour and a half home again. I have been reminded that dogs are always happy to see you when you get home, but if you arrive with pork crackling (crispy roasted skin) then they are absolutely ecstatic to see you.

Sometimes people can be that easy to please! 🙂





All new and shiny

18 09 2012

I’ve just finished a crash course in WordPress. Please excuse any hiccups.

I got back from the UK LGBTQ Meet in Brighton on Sunday filled with enthusiasm and created a long to-do list. One of the things on the list was to update my much neglected Bravehost site. It was a fair way down the list, but I happened to follow a link to it from the UK Meet site just to see what my name was linked to. Lo and behold I have an expired website. This was news to me – since when do free websites expire?

Obviously since Bravehost decided that they weren’t going to be doing free anymore, an announcement that went completely over my head if it came anywhere near me at all. I did poke at it only a few weeks ago but I was logged in at the time and when I’m logged in all my website files are there…

I had created this WordPress account last year after the 2011 UK Meet, but couldn’t log in reliably and lost interest. The log in problem seems to be in abeyance at the moment so I have piled in my free fics and will be adding the rather short list of currently published work once I finish this post. Like about now.

Mara