I remember reading a Sherlock Holmes novel years ago where the great detective correctly determined the employment of a young woman… a typist… because of the wear of her fingernails. I recall thinking that it was unlikely that a keyboard could do enough damage to be noticeable, even by Holmes. I take it all back… he, and his creator, Conan Doyle, were quite right. My fingernails are no longer the tidy affairs they used to be and the middle ones are always shorter than the rest.
Given how much I type these days I am not surprised. Since starting this blog, and thanks in a large part to the community here and the support I have been given, I have found a voice in words. That means a good deal to me… it is as if, believing yourself mute, you find you can sing the music of the mind. There is a joy in that.
Since then I have not stopped writing. For the past few days I have been working flat out on several projects. Dark Sage is into the final stages of production as we work towards a Halloween release. Signs of Albion has already begun to take shape and manuscripts are flying through the ether in several directions.
The books began in part because of our adventures in the landscape, in part because of the then infant School we were helping to build and the story of the Silent Eye is intricately woven with our own. Since the initial idea was broached the School has grown and evolved into something vibrant that has changed our lives as we share knowledge and ideas ancient and modern with our students across the world. We have, I think, learned as much from them as we have taught and the School’s teachings have taken on a greater depth and richness as a result.
Over the past few days I have been working on the new website we are putting together. The original site was slow for visitors and expensive and we try to keep running costs to a minimum to ensure that the course remains accessible to all. We are not the biggest School in the world but we want to make the site more user friendly, simpler… and hopefully somewhere we can talk with people.
So we have made a start, choosing a WordPress site, because the format is warmer, friendlier than a standard website. So far it is only a work in progress and it will inevitably change and evolve over time. There is much to add, much to share. I hope you will come and take a look… it would be nice to see some friendly faces as we build our new home.