Foiled (for my own good)

me: i SO want to redesign my website
b/c it’s a project i can undertake and actually FINISH
and SEE the results

John: or

me: ugh i know
that’s what i’m obviously procrastinating

but also, “new year, new look!”
it would make so much sense :D

John: or

me: LOL


  1. Les says:


    Still, redesigns are always nice ;)

    I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be tempting you…

  2. Sonja says:

    Yeah, I mean, if you want to hold the site redesign out as a cookie for yourself, go for it. But the two really have nothing to do with each other. How long will a site redesign take? A few days? At most a few weeks? And how long will writing a novel take? I’m thinking six months? And is there any reason these things can’t be tackled simultaneously for however long it takes to redesign the site? I don’t really see the conflict here. I see distracting yourself with a new novel idea as problematic to getting any book written EVER. But redesigning your website? Meh. So set the plot up a bit more for me, okay?

  3. Kristan says:

    Evil temptress!

    They have nothing to do with each other except for using up my time. But you’re right that a website would take days vs. a book’s months. And no worries, he didn’t mean a NEW new book. Just finishing the one I’m working on now.

    Sorry! :P

  4. Sarah says:

    :) hehe. I like the way John thinks. You always need a friend like that!

  5. Haha — good man :)

  6. Erin says:

    I say NEW YEAR FINISHED BOOK! Erin wants to reaaaaad it!

  7. Shari says:

    I’ll take it one step further: NEW YEAR, NEW BOOK, NEW BOOK DEAL!


  8. Angie says:

    CRACKEd up, seriously, where is this new book so I can get to promoting it??

  9. Kristan says:

    Erin and Angie-
    I’m on it!


  10. Joelle says:

    :) What about both? A little designing, a little writing, designing, writing, etc……

  11. Meghan Ward says:

    I feel like I have that conversation with myself every week! I’ve been “in the middle” of having my site redesiged for a year now. Same with revising my book!

  12. Kristan says:

    Haha, yeah, that’s how it’s been going… I think I’m going to keep sketching out the redesign (mentally and literally) until I’m completely happy with it. THEN I will commit the time to coding it.

    Well if you find any spare time, I vote for working on the book over the website. ;)

  13. T.S. Bazelli says:

    Resist the temptation! I always think it will take days, and then one week gets swallowed, then another… LOL I agree with John, new year new book :D

  14. Jon says:

    I would like to redesign my site, but I really don’t know how. I need to get graphic design savvy. :(

    Good luck with the book. Agreed that it’s probably a better use of time, haha.

  15. Meghan Ward says:

    Kristan – well since my web designer is MIA, that won’t be a problem!

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