As I work towards becoming a professionally successful writer, experts and advisors have slammed a message into my head with the force of a trip-hammer. I must develop a presence in the community of writing and publishing, as well as in the community for which I want to write. That includes an online presence, which means blogging, social networking, and websites. Creating my website has been my short-term goal for the past couple of weeks.

After a deluge of technical challenges, I got my website up and running last night. It resides at this highly creative url: Right now the content consists of 3 links to other sites, a sentence pointing out the 3 links to other sites, and a photo I think is kind of pretty. But it’s a beginning. More content will arrive soon!