So I need a Stacia Kane website. Gotta have one, gotta get it all set up, laws yes. M-O-O-N, that spells I’m screwed!
(BTW, I’ll have some news about Personal Demons next week–and I’m going to post excerpts Monday and Wednesday! So make sure you come back and get your sneak peek!)
See, when I set up the DQ site, I was just playing. trying to do something dramatic and maybe a little sexy, something fun. Great.
But, much as I like the site, I need a different look for the SK site. And I’ve been hearing a few things about author sites lately that hae made the process even more confusing.
For instance, I hear the black-and-red theme, especially for urban fantasy writers, is getting a bit dull. And the white writing on a black background isn’t easy on the eyes.
So I need a light-colored background. But I’m not, as you all know, a fan of pastels. And gray, which I really like, seems a bit monochrome, maybe? I don’t know, I might try it.
I want to create a cool logo, but I’m absolute crap at that stuff. Seriously. My artistic design skills are about on a par with my six-year-old’s. I can decorate a house nicely, but placing photo elements and making it look all sexy and cool is so not my forte.
So I’m all in a dither, and I’m spending more time thinking about the damn website than actually writing, and…ugh! But web designers are expensive, and I have all the tools and everything. I just need a little inspiration.
I am excited about the site, though–it’s going to be big, and chock-full of stuff. Character bios, deleted scenes, free short stories, more info about the supernatural world of the books, sneak previews, bookstore listings…all kinds of things, and hopefully it will be a lot of fun.
Any suggestions for me? Any sites you know of that you think are especially nice? Any suggestions of stuff to avoid (aside from the obvious–I will NEVER put background music on my site!)