Actually, it's poll. And I'm not doing any dancing, thank you very much. But how else was I supposed to get your attention, to tell you our poll has officially closed? (Put your dollar bills away, for goodness' sake.)
Last week I asked your opinions on when a writer should launch their professional author website. In case you missed the rollicking good fun (which I've removed to set my format back to rights), the choices were as follows:
*At the very beginning, regardless of published credits (or lack thereof). What better way to spread their name and their words?
*Once they’ve written a book or two, and know what direction they’re headed.
*When they’ve acquired agent representation.
*If they’ve sold or published one or more books.
*They already have a blog. That's good enough for me.
*Whenever they durn-well please.
I have to say, I'm surprised by the results. I really expected to see numbers in favor of agented and/or published writers, but found the two most popular answers to be at the very beginning and whenever they durn-well please (with the latter taking the cake). And I think that's wonderful! It says to me that writers, no matter their stages or goals, will garner your respect and support. How encouraging!
How do you feel about the results?
ETA: Some of you have asked about my own plans for a website. While I like the idea of getting one going and having an exciting new outlet, I'm not ready quite yet. I'll keep you posted!