Sadly, I was unable to attend the March for Indy today in Glasgow, as I was taking care of mother and entertaining Twisty. I hear seven thousand or so people attended, which is pleasing, and that everyone had a good time networking and hoping for a forthcoming yes result.
Wonders will never cease, I have actually started work on Lucifer Ogilvie. I had vaguely decided on an inquisition into conservative policy in the form of a charming story. Then I researched Boris a bit more attentively and found that I would have to make some serious decisions along this route. So now I think we will cling a tad harder to the meandering world of Boris, with our inquisition taking a more entertaining second place. I have come up with some policy solutions to the current predicament, but as this seems to be turning into an epic task, this will certainly not be immediate.
Best Adventure Ever will probably emerge shortly after this, although I am working on both. Fool’s Mandala will be ready in around a month, going by current thoughtful progress. It is the first actual carpet I have made for a long time, and since it is a Wolfe product, it will be the usual blaze of colour.
Going by the response to the music playlists (see below) I created on Youtube, Boris is around twenty times more popular than Wolfe. I am not sure if there are hundreds of commuters building up their happiness bar before going to work, or whether it is just curiosity as to the tone of my work this time, but it is certainly educational. I have no art visuals on Boris as yet, beyond the cover of Lucifer Ogilvie, but from the level of writing, I can say with some confidence that there will be significantly more finesse with Boris related work. My head is somewhat buzzing with the juicier writing project, balancing the needs of the muse with the narrative requirement etc. My work, as always, targets one person, and entertains everybody else. Time will tell what my hands tell me to do this time.
Hopefully I will have more news shortly. In the meantime – busy, busy, busy.