2013. It's going to be rather exciting...
I am hoping to see I Am a Muse published and distributed to independent book shops.
I will also aim at finishing The Book of Thoth manuscript in late December 2013 and get it ready for a 2014 release, and I also have to work on my third book, The Right Place, and organise my various stays in Dorset where it is set. I am hoping to be able to spend a whole month there in 2014.
Also, my partner in crime, Matt ArtPix, will be expanding his design venture. We hope we'll be able to attend markets and fairs in London and a bit further afield!
Below are a few pictures taken at the Mediaeval Baebes' concert at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, the musicians' church in Holborn, London.
I had already taken some pictures of the place when I went to the Baebes' gig last year (HERE).
The camera struggled a little bit with the lights (I didn't want to use flash), but I thought I would share the enchanting setting.
It was, of course, enchanting, and my favourite song of the night was Jennet's Song - about the Pendle witches - which features on the group's sumptuous brand new (double) album, The Huntress.
It took us a while to come back to reality...
Some exciting developments here at Carya Gish and Arcane Publishing towers regarding the publication of I Am a Muse. A lot of work to be done in the first few months of 2013, but I am rather thrilled by the way things are looking so far...
I will not say anything as nothing has been confirmed yet... But the wretched thing might finally get published this year!
Watch this space!
Yesterday, on our way to the Baebes gig, we decided to go try and get tickets for The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York's theatre on St Martin's Lane. And we did get tickets! I am really excited, as it is about Oscar Wilde, one of my favourites!
It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification.
Tonight, I will be in London, more precisely at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in Holborn, because it's that time of the year again and the fabulous Mediaeval Baebes will be back in town! This will be the last date of their traditional Christmas cathedral tour.
I am hoping to post a few pictures later on this weekend.
For my blog about last year's concert, go HERE.
The band's line-up is ever changing, and therefore there will be a few new baebes in the house tonight (and a new album to purchase!)
So it's bye bye to The Hour, we watched the last episode yesterday evening on BBCiplayer.
I have just found a GREAT BLOG about it on the New Statesman website, with a description of all the episodes. (The link is to episode 6, but you can work your way back to episode 1 from there and start again.)
I absolutely adored this series, it was incredibly gripping. But I haven't seen any article about it, this fabulously written, directed, played and filmed drama doesn't seem to have captured the audience's imagination. Probably too intelligent for your average TV watcher.
Well done Abi Morgan... Now, would it be possible to have a third series as thrilling as this one? Please?
Very very inspiring...
Why, BOOKS of course!
Even though my "TO READ" shelves are crumbling under the weight of the volumes I have put on them, here comes another exciting pile of lovely reading material!
Can't wait to get started!
Also, a lovely little booklet entitled Writing London by the rather fab HERB LESTER ASSOCIATES containing an illustrated map and short paragraphs detailing the link between authors and places.
I have been given a reproduction print of the evocative O Grave, where is thy Victory? by Jan Toorop (1858 - 1928).
I am a big fan of Art Nouveau and I didn't know about him, so I am going to do a bit of research. The few other works I have seen are absolutely wonderful.
I think therefore I write.
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