If you’ve stopped by this blog any time in the last 24 hours you’ll have seen the changes. Jo and I have given the site a mini facelift and I’m loving it! Over in the sidebar there’s a few extra bells and whistles, including a search bar (finally!), links to the Polaroid guide and the Aquarian Twins podcast and, more controversially, a photograph of me. This, I must admit, feels a bit weird — I haven’t had my mug on the homepage like this in years, but it’s all part of me embracing my author-y future *gulp*, and while I can’t imagine I’ll ever have a corporate-looking site, I realise that as my name’s on the door it makes sense to have a prominent pic too (shot on Impossible Project film, fact fans :).
However, the biggest change is up there in the header, where we’ve included a sorta-kinda subtitle for the blog, which just so happens to be the subtitle for my book, too. So this is me officially announcing that the name of my book is:
This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart
When the book comes out ‘unraveling’ will have one L and not two, as my publisher is in America, so American-English is the norm. And to my English eyes it looks odd, but then again, it embraces the fact that the community I belong to — here on the blog, on Twitter/Facebook, in my Unravelling classes — is global, so it doesn’t matter whether it’s Unravelling or Unraveling, the truth behind the word is the same.
So there you go — the title.
I’ve been feeling so nervous about sharing it here! It feels so final, so real, so oh-shit-this-is-really-happening. It’s exciting. And really scary, too.
I hope you like it. x