Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Back to the source
As I reach what will soon be the completion of The Unwinding I am reminded of where it began. It was a series of tweets, each night, a lullaby, wrapped around images that became something more.
Each night a moment of peace, an incantation, a wish.
And they grew into short stories that are to become, I hope, catalysts for dreaming.
And some of the images are in the book, but others are reworked, as I had not had images scanned before selling the artwork. And always the words are reworked to spin small stories. Still others are in other books.
The above image is from East of the Sun, West of the Moon, which is due to be republished in a new edition along with The Wild Swans, 6 months or so after The Unwinding. There's a story that threads both of these books into a Dream of the White Bear. It's the cover story, the hidden story, the one only available to those who pledge for the books.
I need to rework the way the cover story is written a couple more times, so we choose how best to print it. The text is being sent to the editors today.
Edging closer to the time when the book is finished.
Thank you to all who have made it possible.
A few people have asked for personal dedications. This isn't possible from a pledge on the Unbound site. But there are a few bookshops becoming involved who will have stock in advance of general publication. More on this soon. If you want a specific dedication then this would be your way forward. But the option is there to secure a signed copy. Sorry I can't be more helpful on this.
The Unwinding hardback
- Narrated by Bethany Porter
- Music by The Bookshop Band
- 18 tracks (including two new songs)