I will not throw my hat in the ring
I will not throw my head in the ring
Nor my heart
Nor any other part
I will enter complete
And with care
I will sit quietly for a good while
Some days I may
check the boundary and press the ropes
there is none to fight in the ring.
I will speak gently with myself of unspeakable things and
I will weep.
In time I will walk a path out and leave the ring through a gate that swings out and back in again.
The Bespoke(n) project has got started and we have had meetings in London and Edinburgh. The website (www.bespokenproject.com) will be live very soon and very soon after that the crowdfunding campaign will get started.
So, after two weeks in the sunshine, we’re back with three strong plot lines and lots of images and impressions for a sequel to Om Shanti Babe.
I’m very excited about being Seven Stories’ Writer in Residence for the Enid Blyton Collection. I will be working with children and teachers at the primary school in Byker and the lovely staff and volunteers at the archive and visitor centre in the Ouseburn Valley. This is bound to be thirsty work. I wonder if I get a ginger beer allowance?
So, Om Shanti, Babe is out and about and being read and getting some nice reviews and everything. It is definately time I stopped faffing and did some work on Karma Cookies. A friend has given me a notepad from her husband’s work stash. It has a drawing of a skeleton on one side. My handwriting has gone very neat all of a sudden. I wonder what else will be affected. ..
The spanish language version of My Mother is a Troll, published by Milrazones, will be out in the Autumn. Ole!