I’ve spent over 10 years writing about merging dark and light; two polar opposites (or so it seems) and finding the common ground between them. It’s much harder to do that in “real life” isn’t it? When you feel threatened by the other. The question isn’t about whether the threat is valid (sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t), it’s about the character’s reaction to the threat and how they’re going to resolve it with their goodness and morals intact. With their broken pieces still part of the whole. That’s the hero’s journey. That’s your journey. It’s our journey. It’s not about the right and wrong, it’s about the journey. And while we read about it, thinking it happens outside us, it only ever happens within, silently, unseen, and so hard to translate into words... which, of course, is why fiction exists. It’s easier to tell of the journey when everyone thinks it is just a story. Stories will always be needed. They dare you to go deeper.
Updates to what this book is, including excerpts and so on, will be posted in due course over the next 18 months on:
But please note, I will not be having a huge presence on social media - my life is too full of happenings for that. I will also not be sending out another newsletter until the book is written and ready for sale, so expect the next one to be in October, 2023 - and this is the best way to keep up to date: my newsletter. And yes, I'm confident this publication will go ahead - it feels like time and I have created a good foundation for all my other work enough for me to devote time to writing now.
In the future, I suspect you will see one book every 18 months from me. But they'll be damn good.
Thank you, keep well, and I will share more words with you very soon.