This is an update about my writing, new projects, books and life as an author. I also want to explain what happened in 2019.In response to your questions, I am covering books, online courses and the oracle card deck…
Many of you have been asking if I will be writing another book and encouraging me to keep writing. I know there has been a bit of a gap so I wanted to explain why I stopped writing here.
I Moved House
For this to make sense I need to go back to 2018, which was a good year for me. Towards the end of that year and not long after I published my 3rd book Psychic Protection Crystals, I moved house. Like these things usually are, it took me a while to settle into the new place. It took a lot longer than I expected, maybe because I moved out of the city I lived in.
The Box Set
I then released a Kindle Box Set of my three books. A few of you have asked about a paperback box set. I’m afraid that there is no way to do this as a self-published author using print-on-demand publishing. Even major publishers rarely do this unless you are a household name as it costs so much to produce, pack and distribute at discounted prices.
With ebooks, it is easy as these manufacturing and transport costs do not apply.
At the beginning of 2019, I decided to research about online courses. This is something that I wanted to do before starting another book. I took several courses on creating video courses. What I learned was so much more goes into online courses than what most people think. Everything from camera equipment, lighting to sound.
I planned out an entire course but the whole video thing was like me learning to write again. I didn’t want to rush something out that I am not completely happy with. The entire time I felt like I was doing something because I thought I ‘should‘ do it, rather than because I wanted to do it. It was a lesson learned.
I decided that this is just not the right time for this project. To be completely honest I feel like I lost a lot of time on this and rather than spend any more time on it I decided in Summer that I needed to get back to writing. I may revisit this after the next book is out.
The End of a Nine Year Cycle…
2019 felt a bit like I was swimming against a current. In numerology, we all have a personal year number that starts on our birthday and ends on our next birthday. I learned that in most of 2019 I was in a 9 energy personal year. This is all about completing things already started, reviewing the last 10 years and letting go of what is not working.
I had lots of plans for 2019 but I now realise that it just wasn’t a good year for launching something completely new. I did not realise this until recently as I moved into a 1 personal year number (yay!). Now it should be a lot easier to get new projects off the ground as one energy is all about new beginnings and action.
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Foreign Language Translations
Crystal Grids Power was picked up by a French publisher and published in French as Les mandalas de cristaux. I also signed contacts for the French translations of my other two books. The next book to be published is looking like Psychic Protection Crystals, not my chakras book.
Recently I signed a contract with a Polish publisher who will be translating and publishing a Polish version of Crystal Grids Power. Many of you have asked for Spanish translations, hopefully, a publisher will pick them up.
Spanish speakers, if you know any good Spanish publishers of spiritual books please let them know you would be interested in a Spanish translation. They need to hear it from readers.
Designing a Crystal Oracle Card Deck?
I’ve been using oracle cards as part of my daily spiritual practice for over 10 years now. I love working with them for guidance and inspiration. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to create my own oracle deck. I see a lot of crystal decks but few that I resonate with or that I feel really capture the magic of crystals.
This year I spent time figuring out what I would want in a crystal oracle card deck and planning the structure of it. I’ve made a mock deck to test it out which I am now using. I have not shared this as I’m not an illustrator and I am still developing the deck. What I can tell you is that it has 50 cards in so far and I’m thinking it needs a few more.
I’m not planning to self-publish this as so much work is involved. It could become a full-time job shipping orders. Self-published decks are usually very expensive. I would have to approach a card deck publisher. I have not yet found the right illustrator/artist that I would like to suggest to bring my vision to life. So, there are no concrete plans as yet, I am just enjoying the creative process.
The Next Book Is Underway
I began work on my next book, which is a follow up to Crystal Grids Power. It has been several years since I wrote that book and I hear from readers who love it almost every day. I have learned so much more since publishing it and made many more crystal grids.
Many of you have asked me for more crystal grids for specific needs. Plus readers wanted more info about other sacred geometry shapes and symbols and how they can be used.
What You Can Expect From Crystal Grids Power 2
Crystal Grids Power 2 will have all of this new information plus more. I went down the rabbit hole of research on sacred geometry and have 30 new shapes and symbols decoded. I’ve used almost three times the number of books referenced in book 1 to research these. I will expand the uses and meanings of the shapes found in the first book here too.
So far I have over 30 crystal shapes and forms that I want to cover. I’m also planning on making this book easier to reference and use as a sourcebook for gridding. Crystal Grids will be categorised by purpose like money, relationships, astrology, spirituality etc. I’ll also be sharing more tips for manifesting and boosting the power of your grids.
I’m currently deep into formulating and creating the new crystal grids. I have 26 crystal grids so far and many more I still want to include. I want the book to contain more crystal grids than the first book.
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