After a long hiatus I am going to start writing again on this blog, up until New Year anyway and then I'll have a look at things once more. I have been working on a long-form story since I last posted here and that remains ongoing. But there are a number of pieces which I had planned to write here which I kind of left hanging in the air when I stopped blogging. It feels like unfinished business and I need to get them out of my system and onto the page.
I hope before the end of this week to have posted my prose adaptation of Charles Williams' Taliessin's Return to Logres, the second poem in his Taliessin Through Logres collection. Then, around mid-December time, I've got an essay on the Romanian/French esotericist Jean Parvulesco (1929-2010) in mind - a study of his oeuvre in the light of another Charles Williams work, his novel War in Heaven, and also John Buchan's novel Prester John.
Jean Parvulesco - Our Prester John is my working title.
Then right at the end of the year a retelling of Canto XXVI of Dante's Inferno - Ulysses in Hell.
When I look at some of the stuff I did here earlier in the year, particularly those retellings from the Aeneid, I find it really hard to believe that I was ever able to write such things and I very much doubt my ability to hit those standards again. I felt so much in the zone back then and I seem to have lost so much since. But we'll see. Let's trust in the stories and have faith that some writing of value will emerge.
Thank you and God bless,
Under the Mercy,