Jennifer Hillier

Did I freak you out?

Jun 5, 2010 | Uncategorized

As you can see, this website is going through a few growing pains.  I was reading an article on an agent’s blog today, and a niggling question I’ve had in the back of my mind for the past few months finally burrowed its way out:

Does my website convey the kind of writer I am, or the kind of person I am?

Here’s a snippet from the article, written by Ellery Adams:
Step 2: Create a website. It’s never too early to put your work out there for all to see.  For unpublished writers, I suggest a simple website in which the graphic design reflects the feel of your book.  If you write romance, your website should be romantic.  I don’t mean to sound overly simplistic, but I’ve seen dozens of author sites that send the wrong signals due to poor color choice and graphics.
I felt like this article was talking about me!  I’ve worked hard to make my website pretty and watercolory and girly and soft, which is definitely a reflection of me as a person… but it does not at all reflect my work.  Nothing about my work (in my biased opinion) is watercolory or girly or soft.  If anything, I strive for the opposite: dark and moody and violent and aggressive.  Here’s the old look:
(Yeah… no.  This didn’t feel like me. Or my work.)