Plenty going on around here since my last post about the Kickstarter campaign. Incidentally, if you missed the campaign but you’d still like to get in on campaign-packaged perks before the Daybook release, there’s now a website for that.
I’ve also been posting to my religious blog, which has a new URL (the old one still forwards). A couple of years ago, I shut that one down in favor of consolidating everything here, but as it turns out, I think it makes more sense to have two separate feeds for those thoughts and ideas. So, if you are interested in seeing what I do with ancient Egyptian religion, you’re welcome to check it out. Of current interest to readers of this blog may be information on some reviews of The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook that were posted recently, and also my thoughts about current events in Egypt. I could’ve posted that latter post here, but the people asking me about whether or not I was going to post were referencing it in terms of some “official statement” for that side of my life…so I put it there instead. Of course, those thoughts apply further than just to my fellow religionists.
I’ve spent the spring and some of the summer now, preparing more research to be added to the Daybook database, and narrowing down the artists’ hunt. I’ve currently got a contract on my desk for one of the artists I’ll be using, and I’m narrowing down the other one (or others, currently it might be two). I shake my fist at all the wonderful artists who sent portfolios to me, for being so good that it’s very difficult to choose who to use! All things considered, that is definitely a nice problem to have. There’ll be more news and official announcements about that very soon.
I’m also in discussions on some other writing projects (academic and not), and hope to have some news for everyone about those before autumn. Sorry for vague, but right now, I’m not allowed to say anything more than that!
Next week, I’m headed to the annual St. Shenouda Coptic Conference, and the week after that, I’ll be going back to the Midwest for the temple’s annual Egyptian New Year celebrations. It will be a busy July, as it always is, but a good one, I think.