New address

So this has moved to a new address because frankly afunnythinginthelibrary.wordpress.org is just too awkward and hard to remember. I made it up on the spot because I was too lazy to really think hard about it. This is also a bit of shameless self-promotion in a bid to help get my name out there and possibly network with agents and publishers and really lend some small help to getting that coveted publishing contract.

For awhile I’ve been thinking of buying my own domain (www.katiemcdermott.com) but the process was a bit awkward. Most sites I encountered, due to some bizarre clause in some obscure act,  will publish all your personal details online as soon as you do this. Also almost every permutation of my name was already taken (for weird sites that don’t really seem to be about anything, not that I’m bitter).

And then I ran out of money.

I recently moved into a new flat in Dublin, still one of the most expensive cities you can live in, just got back from a holiday that was made more expensive by an out of date passport and just received and unnecessarily costly reading list for college.

So I really don’t want to sign up to an annual fee right now for my own domain. I’m sticking with WordPress for better or for worse for the meantime only this way hopefully it will be easier for people to find this site now.

Normal (or more frequent) posting shall resume shortly…

4 Replies to “New address”

  1. Hey, you’ve moved into Dublin? I’m working all next week, and I go in and out of the city centre most days. Let me know if you want to meet up sometime 🙂

    I’m hoping to possibly (maybe) finish my own book by the end of August, although all the aforementioned work is making that look a bit unlikely. Still, I’m hoping to be joining the agent-querying game around the end of September.

    1. Absolutely, there’s a Beckett play on in the project soon, I think Niamh’s trying to organise a group to go if you’re interested.
      I’m moving up furniture and stuff today, trying to get internet sorted and should be moved in proper by the end of next week but we had to pay everything on the first.

      Do you think you’ll have editing done by then or just the draft? I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

      Let me know how querying goes, the Irish Writer’s Centre are having a networking fair for new novelists to meet agents and publishers in March, probably worth checking out if you don’t get anywhere before then.

      1. I’m working on a draft at the moment, but it’s essentially a third draft, so I’m hoping it won’t need too much editing. (There are at least two major scenes that need to be rewritten, but nothing huge.) I’ll be sending it off to beta readers once it’s done, so I’ll give you a copy to look at!

        Do you know exactly when you start in Trinity? I’m looking forward to hearing about the course.

        1. Registration is the 13th then we have a meeting with the course head on the 23rd, I think lectures start the week after. I’ll be in Dublin all next week if you fancy meeting for lunch someday, give me a text if you’re around

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