If you haven’t been on the LT3 site since Friday, you should definitely go check out the shiny new Halloween theme we’re rocking! Megan made the new banner, and it’s an awesome yellow / orange / spooky theme. I really like the way it turned out.
(That said, uh, if you notice anything weird–wrong color, poor placement of something, etc.–don’t hesitate to let me know!)
We’ll also be doing a Christmas theme and have plans for other holiday themes down the road, which should be a lot of fun.
Oh, and discounts! LT3 will be doing weekly discounts for Halloween: Midsummer, Vampires, Werewolves, and DwtD themed (uh, not in the order? Maybe in that order, I don’t remember. :3).
Off to write now. Hopefully I will get this short story done this week, and will have something to show ya’ll soon. ^__^
The Trouble with Magic is now out! Congrats to lucky #42 Kathleen (the first Kathleen ^__~ and I swear that number was completely random), winner of the free copy. If you would like to buy a copy, you can do so in the LT3 Book Market! I hope ya’ll enjoy. <333
LT3 is doing some awesome stuff in October, including sales and giveaways and some awesome web stuff that I hope to do this weekend. ^__^ Keep an eye out, especially on the GoodReads group, if you happen to be a member. Megan is also doing a bunch of stuff on her website for the paltry occasion of her birthday (she’s turning old ^__~), so keep an eye out there. Also, Yaoi-con is next month! /excited
The Fairy’s Assistant, running in the LT3 Fairy Tale serial slot, completed this week! I really loved writing that story, and I hope ya’ll enjoyed it too! It’ll be available w/a serial subscription for a while yet, since we need a few more fairy tales before we can compile Volume 4 of the fairy tales (OMG, volume 4).
I think that’s all I’ve got. ^__^
The Trouble with Magic Giveaway
This is just a reminder that the giveaway contest for a free copy of The Trouble with Magic is still open until next Tuesday, September 27. You can enter both the contest here on my website and the contest open in the GoodReads group; we’ll just pick again for the second contest if the same person wins both. Good luck!
I love creating websites. ^__^ I’m not an expert, but I’m a pretty fair hand at it, if I do say so myself. (Humility, what?) One of my biggest stumbling blocks, though, is color. I’m good at basics; blue and orange are complimentary colors! No dark backgrounds and light text unless you like giving your readers eyestrain! But color schemes? I’m not so good. I’m especially bad at picking the perfect shades of colors to match a pretty header. It usually takes a bit of trial and error before I’m happy.
Usually I pick a color from the header and toss it in a color scheme generator (usually whichever one pops up in Google first). I also really like Kuler, which is an Adobe project, which has some really dynamic color selection tools. I totally burned my Sunday re-doing Megan’s LJ layout, and I went to Kuler to find a color scheme to match her Halloween-y banner.
Only to find they’ve made a super awesome cool enhancement. You can upload an image–any image–and Kuler will automatically generate a color scheme based off that image! It worked really damn well with M’s header image, though I haven’t tried anything else, but it was really, really exciting for my color-challenged self. :3 Exciting enough I had to share. ^__^
Other than web stuff, I’m diligently working on editing, not dying, editing, writing, keeping the kitties in line, cooking, writing, editing, cleaning, and breathing. All worthy endeavors.