WIP: I Stepped In It This Time


Again I spent the day with my daughter. Soon she will be in school every day, and I will miss her. I didn’t get much done during the day, but it wasn’t her fault.

Managed WordPress

At the web host I’ve had for a long time, my WordPress website currently loads in 6-10 seconds. And that’s without my planned expansions. 1-3 seconds is acceptable. 10 seconds is too slow. (Probably, but that’s another story.)

So, I’ve been researching managed WordPress services. If I can get optimized servers and specialized security and managed backups and spam protection and easy SSL for only little more than twice what I currently pay, that seems like a good deal.

After a lot of research, I decided that DreamPress and Pressable seemed right for me, with Pressable narrowly winning out. Pressable also has a two-week trial period, and I have to move or give my current host more money in the next couple days. And while moving a WordPress site isn’t exactly trivial, I’ve done it before in only a couple hours. Going to a managed host is probably slick and speedy, right?

Well, it wasn’t for me. After twelve to sixteen hours of working and trying and trying and retrying, I finally had to give up. The new site just wasn’t working, as in, the code does not correctly save options and present the data of the site (and it still isn’t). That doesn’t work at all. I don’t know if it says bad things about Pressable or if it’s just a fluke, but it was neither fun nor productive. And there is still no end in sight.

Maybe it will be better tomorrow.

Angel of Death

 [Cover of Angel of Death: A Victor Storm Novel by T.F. Torrey] Despite my website woes, I did get some time spent on Angel of Death. I rewrote the transitional parts that had to be changed because the scenes are in a different order. That went well, but I also ran into a couple scenes that don’t seem to fit what the story had become, and I’m not sure what I’ll do with them. Also, some of the action at the end is not properly justified by the existing scenes, and I’ll have to do some work to fix that. I’m again hoping it will be done tomorrow, but I’m planning now to release it next Tuesday.

Daily Results

  • New fiction words: ?
  • Scenes completed: ?
  • Chapters completed: ?
  • Covers completed: 0
  • New weblog words: 400

Must go faster.