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I know I told you all that I was already working on a new book, but I don’t think I gave you any real details about it, so I’m going to do that right now. My latest project is tentatively called Mundane Magic: Making Your Everyday Life Magical. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and I finally got a huge burst of inspiration about it.
Actually, when it hit me, I wrote the whole outline in about five minutes and had the first 19 pages written in under two hours. I’m feeling really good about it. The book is going to be a guide to making your everyday life more magical. Now, this is both literal and figurative when it comes to the magic. It’s going to be a combination of magical in the sense of being more enjoyable and fulfilling, but also magical in the spiritual sense.
It’s a little bit hard to write it in the way I want, but I’m making progress. While the book will have a spiritual side to it, I really want to make the whole thing so that the reader can take or leave any part of it, and so that it can apply to people of any faith or lack thereof. I have a feeling it’s going to have its greatest appeal among Pagans and fans of the New Age/Secret crowd, but I’m writing it for everyone. Honestly, I want regular, average people to read this book. I truly believe that what I’m going to teach in it will be able to radically improve people’s lives with consistent use.
In a way, this is a kind of self-help book, but don’t let that put you off. It’s nothing like a regular self-help book, it’s just that it will definitely make you and your life better if you read it and put it into action in your life. It’s also kind of a spiritual guide, kind of a look into how I live my life, and kind of an off the reservation compilation of great ideas. It’s me writing this after all. Did you expect something standard? I certainly hope not, because I never do that.
I’ve only got two chapters done so far, but like I said, I have the outline done, so I’m just going to need to write it all up. I have a feeling it’s going to evolve and grow as I go along, but most of my books do. I’ve got to say, I’m really happy that I didn’t have a stagnant period after the herbal book. I was afraid that I wouldn’t have anything to write, but the Muses didn’t fail me, and the inspiration has kept flowing. I’m quite grateful for that.
Now, I have no ETA on this book. As with all of them, it’s going to take as long as it takes. I might get totally inspired and motivated and finish it in a week, it might take me six months. I never know, and I’m not going to force it. I also want to get Poetry for Vampires finished and out there at some point, so I’ll be working on that too. Just remember, if the blog goes silent for any length of time, it probably means that I’m deep in writing a book, and that’s a good thing.
Yay! Another book! This should be a really fun one. Really looking forward to this one!
I hope everyone else will become as excited about it as you are. [smiles]