I love endings.
As a kid I had a book of Robin Hood stories. I loved them all, but 35 years later it is the ending that has stayed with me. Robin, old and dying, shoots one final arrow.
"Bury me where this arrow falls" he says. And dies.
How awesome is that?
Alas I am not Robin, or Arthur sleeping beneath Avalon, but the love of a good ending has stayed with me. Nothing is permanent, nothing lasts forever. Everything ends.
And so it is with Restless Voices. I'm done.
I wanted to say 'thanks' to all of you who have read, enjoyed, spread and replyed to 'Restless Voices' over the past few years.
Over the last few months, between family and my day job at Semantic, I've been editing the 'Restless Voices" ebook. It's 130 of my favourite stories, along with commentaries and some things I learned on the way.
It went live on Amazon yesterday for $0.99 (or local equivalent).
But of course money isn't the point. I'm proud of the book, and the work that went into it.
Those of you who've followed for a while will remember that I was inspired by reading Hugh McLeod's 'How To Be Creative". This project was always about fun, creativity and art. Of doing something for it's own sake, for myself. It has been one of the great pleasures of life that other people have enjoyed it.
I still hear voices, of course, they are justing telling me to try something new for a while. The @NickWarren Twitter account is staying, although I expect posting to be light for a while.
bless you for reading, enjoy the book.
12th July 2012