08, June 2004 @ 21:34
The navigational menu has changed, and like with any update, it didn't go as planned (which is why the site was closed for an hour or so). One of the reasons why I do text menus now instead of graphics, humph!
The contact page has been updated with Cate Tiernan's new fan email address. (You all thought I was hiding it, huh?).
The new boards will come up soon. It's a very infantile version of the old Banishing--so I call it Baby Banishing. ^_^ It doesn't have all the bells and whistles like those big, fancy boards because I'm starting off small this time around and I really don't have time to mess with big boards. Big boards = big problems.
Anyway, the board will have 5 forums maximum: Sweep/Wicca, Balefire, Q&A, Other Authors/Books, and General Discussion. The board is really for people who want to ask me questions or just want to post something for everybody to see. If there is enough support, it will eventually "grow up".
Posted by Melysa
27, May 2004 @ 13:41
Balefire will soon have a new home. I'm updating the navigation to include it. By the time the new series comes out, this site might go through another overhaul (its 3rd).
Until then, I'm posting old Balefire news for new visitors:
Cate Tiernan has replied to me with lots of juicy info.
Let's see...where do I begin? The deal with Penguin Putnam appears to be finalized. This is bits and pieces of what she said:
The new series so far is four books for Penguin, hoping to pub in Spring/Summer of 2005. The editor is Liesa Abrams, at Penguin, who's really nice--she worked on Sweep, if you ever had any dealings with her. Right now the series is called "Balefire," which I think is a fun title. We're actually still hammering out some of the minor details, and I don't want to give too much away, but the series is set in New Orleans, in present day, and involves witch sisters (who are 17), a legacy hundreds of years old, and a whole witch community in New Orleans. It's actually very, very different from Sweep, except it still has witchcraft in it. The witchcraft has origins in Wicca, but is much more French/Spanish/other, rather than Celtic/Gaelic. And of course, there are no Seven Great Clans, etc., though there is a whole other really fun, compelling history and backstory that I think readers will be into. There will be romances, Mardi Gras, danger, magick--all the good stuff.
Since I'm actually from New Orleans, it's like writing about my own backyard....
And we're going to great lengths to make this very different from Sweep in order to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits from Alloy, who co-owns Sweep. I own Balefire all by myself. Yay.
The sisters are identical twins, which ties into their legacy, but are just finding out that they each have a twin--having been raised as only children with separate parents. It's like The Parent Trap! But with Wicca! Sort of.
As soon as I know certain details are definite, I'll check with Penguin as to what info they want to release.
Posted by Melysa
24, May 2004 @ 19:31
I have up a news script that will make my days a lot easier. Unlike the last one, this one is smaller and strictly for news (and not blogging). Plus, with this script I don’t have to deal with major templates, something that brings me back to the “old and easier” news script of yesterday (but I still has templates–just not as complicated as the more “popular” blogging software). Anyway, I’m giving it a try to see how everything goes. The comments are back–-yay! And I now have smilies. ^_^
The FAQ is script and database driven. Again, to make my life more easy (I should just get a content manager with all these scripts!).
The calendar is a script that needs a home (didn't work on my other site). It doesn’t link up to the news archives, sorry. The archives will be accessible when I’m done with them.
Posted by Melysa