I’ve been scarce for the past few weeks because I’ve been glued to my laptop, typing away on the book I’ve been working on for what seems like the past ten years. In reality it’s a lot less than that – I had the idea for this book about two years ago or so, but I put it away due to a lot of stuff going on in my personal life. But now all that’s behind me, I’ve been working hard on getting my first historical non-fiction book finished and ready to go. If I’m honest with myself, I’d expected to find it very difficult to just pick up where I’d left off all that time ago but in reality? It’s been a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Don’t get me wrong, getting back into the swing of referencing things properly has at times made me want to pull my hair out. But I’m coming home after work now and looking forward to getting some work done, looking forward to delving into the world of Cesare Borgia. What’s more is that I’ve even found out things I had no idea about before – I’ve managed to find a biography of the man who exhumed his bones, managed to find mention of him in works of Seventeenth Century English playwrites and poets. Hell, even Edward Earl of Clarendon mentions him!
And finally I feel like I’m getting somewhere with the book. Tonight I finished off one of the final chapters on the legend and legacy of the Borgia family, which so far has to be one of my favourite pieces that I’ve written. All that’s left to do on it is to add the end notes and that’s that. There’s still a lot more work to do, a lot more fleshing out of Cesare’s story but as of this moment I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
And I’m so excited to see this work finally come to fruition.
Watch this space for more updates.