A Red Letter Day

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I felt like I’d scaled the heights of the city itself, and I couldn’t quite believe it for a few moments, but today the website went online for the very… second time. Ahem.

See, yesterday evening I found a highly effective way of overcoming all those problems I was having with getting it online – by deleting the entire root folder that was hosting the site online in a misguided attempt at fixing what turned out to be my uploading everything into the wrong directory. Fortunately, Mr Kiser was on hand to help sort through the vacant aftermath and do a stellar job at getting me back on the right path, for which he gets a hearty ripple of applause, and something in the book that he’ll have to wait and discover for himself 😉 Thanks again mate.

So it was Take Two this morning, and as it turned out I hadn’t commited total digital genocide, so was able to get things up and running through the time and tested ‘let’s click this and see what happens’ method. So yes – the site is now online! 😀

However it’s not quite ready yet, so the next couple of days will be spent tweaking out all the little code gremlins and tightening extracts, lining up stubborn headers, etc etc, and then Friday will be the grand launch!

And by grand launch, I mean I’ll tell people about it, and some of them might visit, hehe. But hell, I’m quite excited! A lot of blood, stone and coding’s gone into the site, and it’s my first real attempt at building one, so it’s nice to see all those stray lines of html finally coming together 🙂

Oh, I didn’t make the final cut of the ‘Can you fantasize…’ competition, so my creative skills don’t get any supper for the next week. And home before nine! >_<

For anyone who’s interested, the Fifthwind posse’s entries can be seen here.

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One Response to “A Red Letter Day”

  1. Ken K. Says:

    Can’t wait to see that beautiful site of yours in the public eye. I’m glad I could be of help with your issues, but it looks like you were more than capable of sorting things out on your own.

    And now I’m going to lose sleep forever on what you did for me in the book!!!

    Myself and BryanF (http://idealsoldier.com/) both agreed to put obscure references to each other’s books in our own story. Nothing that anyone else would likely even get… but something that we each can share a chuckle about someday when we both get published. I look forward to doing the same thing with each and every Fifthwinder that makes print.

    It’s my own way of thanking all of you for being there for me.

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