Yes, it needed to be done. Desperately. But it isn't like I'm on a demanding time table here. I've got months to deal with things like updating my website, building video trailers and researching what chotchkies and other marketing ideas I want to use to promote my book. Our very own Smarty Pants is a whiz at websites and offered to help me build my new one. I on the other hand know just enough to get myself in trouble.
So again you ask... WHY? Because I was goofing around trying to decide what I wanted my new site to look like and couldn't stop. I think I've mentioned before that I'm a perfectionist in the worst sense of the word. Well, after hours of playing I finally got a look I liked and as much as I tried to convince myself that throwing useless days on top of the hours I'd already spent was insane...I had to finish it. The thought of pulling up my old site just made me cringe. Yes, I could have (and should have) waited for SP to finish her challenge or for DH to get me the phone number of a friend who builds websites for a living but I just couldn't wait. I told myself I'd just start it and then let someone else more versed in HTML make it better (it wouldn't take much ;-D).
It took me days longer than it probably should have but it's there. For the most part. If you don't notice the missing pictures and whole page that isn't complete.
Have you guys ever started something that just snowballed into more than you expected?
P.S. I'd really like to know what you do and don't like about the new site. So if you have an opinion (or notice a problem) let me know.
P.P.S. I just heard that Pavarotti has died which makes me sad. I remember watching the Three Tenors with my grandmother and falling in love with a kind of music I hadn't really paid attention to. My grandmother's no longer with us and somehow Pavarotti, her favorite, was a link I never realized was there.