This March while I was in Glastonbury laying in the Chalice Well Gardens I prayed to the divine mother for what creations were ready to flow through and rise in me. The answer I received was very clear: the title for my next book would be Rise Sister Rise (I always start with the whisper of a headline).
After a busy summer birthing Light Is The New Black I returned to Glastonbury quite exhausted and energetically depleted. I knew that the pace I had been traveling at could not continue. I knew that I needed to look at the way I spend my time. I became acutely aware of how much the creative process of writing enriches me and lights me up and my pattern of saying yes to everything stands in the way of doing the depth of creative work I came here to do. I vowed to rearrange my schedule, say no more, make nature and writing a huge part of my every day.
And while cradled in the gardens I began letting the book idea whisper to me, gently forming itself into an outline. And to my surprise, with it came the first whispers for another book.
Today I’m delighted to report that I have signed a two-book contract with my publisher. Rise Sister Rise will be out October 2016 and then I’ll be working on the third book, which I’ve already started to receive downloads for!
Today was my first day of getting stuck in. I’m not the most linear of people and so my creative process looks a bit crazy from the outside looking in. By the time my fiancé joins me in Sydney I’m sure the flat we are staying in will be looking like an explosion of fuchsia post-it notes. And even though I don’t have the normality of being in my space in London, I’m looking forward to the many messages the Australian bush, sand and swollen moonlit tides have for me, and I can’t wait to share them with you too.