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My name is Sandy. I am Catholic. Besides religious topics, I am interested in politics. This profile is really to showcase my ideas. In the words of St. Bernadette, "My job is to inform, not convince."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Moving

I have been spending my days getting ready to move. So, naturally, I have done more packing than editing. As a result, the release date of my novel has been pushed back to early May 2011.


A lot of change has occurred in my life over the past month. Some good and some not so good... But life is full of these obstacles and I have to learn better methods of how to continue to edit under these demands of my time.


Once I have been settled in my new place, I am hoping to release Restraint and within three to four months release its sequel, Lament. So, stay posted to this blog and to my website, www.sandramadera.com, to find out about this upcoming trilogy.


For those that are interested in emailing me, I do enjoy the feedback. Feel free to email me at smadera23@yahoo.com.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Website is Up and Running!!!

In case you were wondering, my website is now up and running!!!


I never thought the day would come that I would have my own website, but I'm tremendously blessed to have the support of my family. Thank you to all the readers for your praise and well wishes. Your feedback is important to me and helps me to move forward in the writing process.


For the latest information on my upcoming novel Restraint and for its sequel Lament, please go to  www.sandramadera.com



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Problems Publishing Website



My website is all but complete. I am so excited, because I never expected to have a website. But I found a way to have a website where the costs of running it aren't through the roof.


I find that it is better to customize a website than stick to a template. Even though my website and blog have a "home-made" feel by adding my own art, I like it better than using a sterile template. As I learn more about website design, I hope to have it looking a bit more professional, but, for now, I am really satisfied with the look of it.


I am ready to post it, but I am having problems publishing it to the web! Drives me nuts, but I am trying to talk to techs to solve the problem. So, look out for my website. It will probably be out as soon as this week.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Creating My Website

So, before I release my novel, I wanted to set up my website. Every writer needs a website...


I decided to make it using Intuit's Website Services, because I am not really knowledgeable in building webpages. I know nothing about computer lingo. I was a little lost using their website builder, but I quickly got the hang of it after a few tries.


My website is completely custom, because I couldn't find a template that was exactly what I needed. I am happy with the result though. There are certain things I wished looked more professional, but I still like what I created.


I definitely recommend using Intuit, because their customer service is excellent. However, it you know a lot about website building then you can really make your website stand out. Mine is a bit plain, but it is a start and I can always edit it. I just can't wait until it is up and running.