I have been writing for my local parish magazine for some time now and was thrilled to see my article on the World Drum in this months issue. I was lucky enough to see this amazing creation when it came to South Shropshire and actually got to play it on top of the Titterstone Clee. The whole experience has left me full of inspiration and at the moment I can't stop writing about one thing or another. It's as though it has given me something, a constant beat of motivation that won't leave me and now I have so many projects going on at the same time.
Diane Perry (first left) with members of the British Druid Order on Titterstone Clee
This feels strange for me as usually I have to stick to one thing but I can't at the moment, my head is bursting with ideas that I want to get down while they are still fresh in my mind and it is paying off as I have already submitted a few articles and several letters as well as completing the first draft of a children's book.
This edition of West of the Clee is very special for another reason too, as apparently a pair of Red Kites have been spotted in Stoke St Milborough which is just across the way from where I live. I saw one about ten miles away from my home the other week but this is incredible. It feels like my novel 'Red Kite' is actually coming true. After all these years of writing about red kites on the clee they are actually coming to the area for real.
I don't get paid for any of the work in this magazine but that doesn't matter, to see my work in such a lovely little publication is payment enough for me.