WELL, I’VE BEEN THINKING about it for years, but last week, I finally did it. Registered my own domain name — johneverson.com — studied the basics of Web style sheets, and then, over last weekend, completely redesigned this site and uploaded it to a new home.
It’s still a little rough this morning, but overall, I think it’s a solid (and long overdue) update! Of course, now I’m anxious to revamp the Pop Stops site, which really looks old now…but that’s going to take quite a bit longer. There are 7 years worth of weekly columns to update on that site!
But what about my writing? I have been busy on that front over the past several months, which is part of the reason this site fell into disarray. In November, I took part in National Novel Writing Month, and got 50,000 words of a new novel called Sacrifice on the page. It was an intense month of focus and long hours (I was sick most of December from the effort!) but I’m looking forward to finishing and polishing the manuscript this summer.
Over the past month, I’ve been working with Twilight Tales in Chicago to pull together, edit and publish a new collection of my short stories, called Vigilantes of Love. The cover art is a collage of photos that I’ve taken in various locales over the past few years, so both the look and the content of the book are truly mine, which is exciting. And the title story was actually written the weekend the book went to press (don’t you just love last-minute inspiration?).
The book debuts at the end of this week at World Horror Convention 2003.