I've Got An Itch

And by that, I mean I'm never satisfied, it seems.

I'm thinking of re-designing my blog again. When I first started ABC back in January 2010 I knew absolutely nothing about customizing templates or editing headers and font and layouts, so I just went with a template I thought was cute. The I realized I could make my own background with my own photo! Who knew? So I changed it. And that was what I had until the most recent change. And I like the way it looks, I really do...I just don't think it defines my tastes (which, I'll admit, can vary).

I suppose this all makes sense given that the title of my blog is A Bundle of Contradictions. I like too many things. I have too many interests. But, if I had to choose, I would say I want this blog to be a reflection of my home style, sort of the way I would decorate my favorite room in the house. And I love vintage, so vintage it is!

I'm not trying to be indecisive here. It's just I'm posting more and more nd this blog has become one of my favorite places to unwind so, naturally, I want my guests to feel like they can unwind as well. And I want it to feel like home so that the re-design will keep and become something familiar to you all.

I plan on working on the layout this weekend, and then I promise not to touch it again after that (at least as long as I don't start hating vintage).

Moving on...

My third novel is coming along quite fabulously, thanks for asking! Maybe this one will actually get published.

I decided to go the YA route with this one because this story is one I've wanted to tell for a long time. It feels for the first time like my characters are telling the story and I'm simply along for the ride. It's so much fun! And I'm past the 5,000 word mark, which means I should be able to reach my goal of 50,000 words by the end of March, just in time to submit my work for the Atlanta Writer's Conference. In case you're wondering, no, I don't have to have a book completed to attend, but I would like to since I'll be meeting with agents to critique my work. If they like what they see I want to be able to offer them the entire manuscript.

So let's take a look at this timeline, shall we?

YA Novel (as yet untitled):

Word Count: 5,746
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Days to Go: 65

Wish me luck!

2 comments

C.Curley said...

Good luck with the new design. Can I make a suggestion? Your font is very small. It hurts my head trying to read it. Maybe I just have really bad vision. Correction: I do have really bad vision. No need to change it just for me, but maybe there are some other poor fools out there with bad vision who would appreciate larger font as well. :)

Writer. Wife. Wanderer. said...

No, you're not the only one! The normal font on this template is strangely big and the small is what you see. I need something in the middle, so hopefully I can find something I like :). Thanks for always reading anyway!