Monday, October 11, 2010

Back-to-Business Monday: Okay, after much delay...

My headshot.  Actually, two headshots as I still can't choose between happy-writer and serious-writer.  In fact, I have a very tough time looking at pictures of myself in general.  But here they are and I am going to make myself choose one because, revisions complete, this week I'm going to get started on a little bit of promotional work.  My first goal is to get the website into some kind of shape by December.

I'm starting to prepare by compiling everything I want to include, both ideas and images.  I am also thinking about organizational issues such as how/if the blog should link to website, whether the focus should be on the book or more generally on me as a writer, etc.

In terms of visual elements, besides the headshot, I'd like to include some photographs of me as a kid, dancing, acting, etc.  I went through my parents' photo albums this past summer and finally had the snaps I borrowed converted to jpeg files--I'll share some soon. 

In the next few weeks, I'll be asking some author friends about their web-site creation experience and will share what I learn.  For now...serious or happy?

10 comments:

Pam Harris said...

They both look nice, but I think I like the second one a bit more. :)

Sylvie said...

They do both look fab, but I prefer the one on the right. I wonder if I can dig out any incriminating pictures for your website...

Caroline Starr Rose said...

happy!

SWK said...

Well, so far it seems unanimous. Thanks so much, Pam, Sly & Caroline, for your thoughts.
Can't believe I didn't email you for pix already, Sylvie--please do let me know if you find anything amusing in your photo collection :)
--Stasia

Jen Daiker said...

OH my I adore the happy one! Then again I think it might be because I have a problem with taking serious photos... who doesn't want to have a happy picture :)

Good luck choosing! Either way you're very pretty!

RaShelle said...

Hi Stasia - Thanks for stopping by my blog and making me feel better about my driving skills. =D Aren't SUV's fun?

The second pic is great! You're gorgeous.

SWK said...

Hi, Jen & RaShelle--Thanks for stopping by and boosting my ego. Seems everyone is in favor of the happy author. This is becoming an easy decision :)

Lenore said...

I like happy! Is that the winner? Seems like it. I find it hard to look at pictures of myself too. My brother says the crazy eyes of my Facebook profile probably scare people off!

Lisa and Laura said...

LOVE both--but I say go happy too! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your website--and bring on the childhood photos!

SWK said...

Thanks, Lenore and LiLa. Happy it is. Photo sent to agent and (pretty soon) will update blog pic. And, don't worry, embarassing childhood pix will debut here soon.