I was guilted into it. And all it took was the sense of disappointment I gleaned from her font.
During an online discussion with members of my critique group, Ane Mulligan, our mighty leader and one of the co-authors in the Coming Home: A Tiny House Collection, made a comment about my website. We talked back and forth, with me evading her pointed comments until I confessed I had yet to set up a site. “I have a Facebook page,” I quickly offered. “And a Twitter account.” Even to my eyes the words looked pitiful.
A website is a must in an age where an author has to serve as her own marketing department. Since I’m one who shies away from self promotion, I didn’t see the need. As successful as she is with her Chapel Springs series, Ane knows better. Her simple reply, “I was afraid of that,” was enough to make me reconsider my stance.
So here I am, creating my author webpage. As you can see, I still have some work to do, but it isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Since I opted to have my latest blog posts appear on the front page, I might actually have a little fun with it. So thanks, Ane. The words you left unspoken encouraged me.