A funny thing happened this summer. As most of the people who read this blog are aware, I spoke on a whistleblowing panel at the Oxford Union in February of 2018 and became the only person in the history of the self proclaimed last bastion of free speech to be censored by them. You can read all about it here, here and here. On July 7, I received an unexpected invitation to speak at the Oxford Union. Again. That’s pretty funny in itself but there’s more.
So I succeeded in scaring myself by showing the first people what the next book is about. Publishing is actually terrifying for me, I get extreme stage fright and can only really do it when I think no one is reading anyway. But it’s started and what is done can’t be undone so that helps me stop waffling. A couple chapters are out for any patrons who want to see them and a couple more are out to my amazing epistemic community. There will be a lot more to the epistemic community in the upcoming month.
Besides that, I have also been heeding my friend’s admonition to take my own work seriously and I had the most wonderful luck in getting a brilliant designer to do the covers.