This is by no means all of it, skipping over the dull bits, the realms of ‘too much information’ and the things that have not found their shape enough for me to want to try and talk about them, but, here are some things that are happening…
Last night I was interviewed by Steve Noble, talking about Spirituality without Structure. http://www.cygnus-books.co.uk/magazine/2014/06/spirituality-without-structure-nimue-brown/ It’s about twenty minutes, and was a good experience – some interviews flow better than others and I enjoyed doing this one. It’s odd for me because I finished working on this book about 18 months ago, and have been writing about a lot of things since then – but the most recently released book needs talking about like it’s fresh in my mind… always a challenge.
While I’m plugging things, let me alert you to the monthly ‘alternative wheel’ posts I do At Sage Woman
I’ve got a couple of events coming up – in July I’m participating in Stroud’s First ‘Clocking off’ Festival – yes, that is a festival all about dying. On the 11th July, Tom and I will be at Black Books cafe, with ‘The Ultimate Punch Line’ – last words, obituaries and of course… gravestones. A light-hearted look at how death puts our lives in perspective.
Then there’s Druid Camp at the end of July, where you can find me at the green and white stripy tent… http://www.druidcamp.org.uk/ More on that nearer the time.
I have two books coming out this summer. One is Pagan and about prayer, the other is Steampunk and was co-written with Professor Elemental, and you’ll be hearing far too much about both in the coming months. The Steampunk one has a lot of gags about dodgy Victorian hermeticists in it, though, just to muddy the waters a bit.
I’ve just started doing some blog work for JHP Fiction, which I’m really enjoying. It’s good to be using my skills productively, and having some steady income is always a delight. One of the great problems being a household that lives by its creativity, is the financial uncertainty, but this year we’ve stabilised, and that’s really good for the sanity. Flying by the seat of your pants from one month to the next is not conducive to making good art, unless cracking up is your art form of preference…
There should be another Pagan title next year – I figure one a year for those is sustainable. I am working on the second professor Elemental novel, and Hopeless Maine vol 3 gets uploaded to the publisher in a week or so. I am wondering about the novel I started late last year, but have not gone back for another go, so far.
And if you’re wondering how I’m going to fit that into a working week alongside the Green press officer job and this blog, having a spiritual life, a social life and a family life, the book reviews, and the other things I’m dabbling in… well, yes. I’ve been wondering that too. The last month or so I have juggled a surprising amount, so I’m mostly going to assume that I can, and hope for the best.