Magickal Month- January

January was named after the Roman god Janus, who was known as the god of doorways, endings, and the new beginnings that follow. He had 2 heads, one looking to the past year, and one looking to the upcoming year, and so he’s perfect for this first year of the month when we’re looking forward…

Magickal Month- November

So this is a thing I want to start doing from now on.  For each month, I’m going to talk a little about the tides of the month, the lunar and astrological dates, stones and herbs I’m especially drawn to, and do a 3 card reading for the month.  At the bottom, I’ll talk about…

NaNoWriMo update and some thoughts on friendship (a bunch of lists)

So this is the time in November where I realize how incredibly far behind I am on NaNo. In the past few years, I’ve just stopped here. That’s because there was usually someone in the hospital, or dying, or recently passed, and November is just kind of a shit month all around and writing 50,000…

Retreat

September is always a month of regrouping.  DragonCon tends to be a pivot in my year, the weekend that divides the buildup from the come down.  This year was no exception, especially with the added excitement and work of doing the Tarot 101 presentation.  When you combine that stress with the stress of Irma (and…

Autumntide Priorities

The days are getting shorter, there’s a nice breeze in the night air, and DragonCon marks the beginning of the end of Summer.  We have Mabon and Samhain to look forward to, which are my two favorite sabbats! While Autumn is usually seen as a time of going within, taking stock, and relaxing into Winter,…

DragonCon debrief, and into the future!

So DragonCon this year was amazing, as it always is.  I did something different this year, however, and I had a different experience. I decided that I wouldn’t do what I’ve done in years past, which is sequestering myself in the Writer’s Track room and treating the con like a writer’s retreat.  I did this…

Tarot, June 26th 2016

Sorry for the absence last week.  My stepfather passed, and we left from his funeral to drive to Maryland and see Husbear’s family.  It’s been a little brutal to say the least. This week, I’m still using The Wildwood Tarot, and I’ll probably be using it for a while.  I just really love it, and…

Tarot- May 29th, 2016

I’m super low-energy, pain lady today.  It actually hurt to shuffle the cards.  Yeah, fibro sucks.  So I’m in a Soma coma and may not be the most succinct today.  However, the cards this week were interesting to say the least. I’m using the Wildwood Tarot again, and the more I use this deck, the…

Tarot- February 21st, 2016

This is yet another reading that really speaks to me personally,  though I asked what the week held for anyone who reads this.   As it’s mostly my husbear and I reading these posts so far,  I suppose that makes sense.   :0) This is my favorite deck,  and the one I use for my…

Wanted: Pagan writing group

So I’ve been rounding out 2015 by going through my Create Your Shining Year workbooks, and I’ve been following some groups on Facebook that are doing the same.   Already, I’ve joined two spinoff groups, one for tarot and one for writing.  I wish I was finding what I needed with the writing group, but…

Camp NaNO

Nope.  It doesn’t look like I’m going to make it for this Camp NaNoWriMo session either, unless I can somehow pull off 9000 words in the last three days.  I’m at peace about it, however, because I have written 16,000 new words.  And honestly, for a month’s worth of work, I don’t feel like that’s…

My Creative Life 5-22-15

So.  Yeah.  I haven’t written here much lately.  I haven’t written much ANYWHERE lately. And I know that I usually start of with some excuse about why I haven’t written.  But if you’ll notice, I’ve shifted the focus from My ‘Writing’ Life to My ‘Creative’ Life.  Because while I haven’t written lately, I’ve been arting…

Tarot reading for M

I normally wouldn’t have posted this here, but I wasn’t sure where else I could add the picture and the descriptions of the cards.  So M, this one is for you.  🙂 ************************ M is a Pisces, and a fellow writer.  We met through Camp NaNo, and found that we had a lot in common….

My (non) writing life 4/24/15

Yeah, I’ve blown this off for two weeks now.  I also haven’t been using my ‘timesheet’ method of self-motivation.  There are reasons.  The main one being that each time I start a new medicine, I get to adapt to a new round of side effects.  This last one gave me the ‘sleeping 18 hours/day’ side…

My Writing Life, April 5, 2015

Wow. I totally blew this off yesterday. Didn’t even think about it once. I had kind of a rough day, between the pollen getting into my system and inflaming everything that’s already inflamed (my joints always get swollen and painful when the yellow stuff is falling), and some emotional stuff over on Facebook. Basically, it…

My Writing Life 3/27/2015

So this week I came up with a ridiculous little game to play with myself. I decided, for motivation and accountability’s sake to start ‘clocking in’ when I write or edit. I commit to a certain number of hours per week of writing, and a certain number of hours of editing, and I’ve been using…

My Ostara

Ostara has always been an important holiday. I wrote in THIS POST last week a little about why, but the gist is that it’s kind of my Pagan birthday. As such, it’s probably the holiday that I feel most connected to, and the one that enlivens my spirit. I’m not a huge fan of warm…

My Writing Life 3/20/2015

This week, I spent another lovely 5 days listening to the Right Brainers in Business Summit, and again, was incredibly inspired. I’ve found so many books I want to read, so many people to follow on Facebook, so many people who inspire me, and so much has blossomed in my mind. It’s definitely a needed…

My Writing Life 3/13/2015

I was somewhat less productive overall this week, but it was for a good reason. I was feeding my brain. I found the wonder that is the Right-Brainers in Business 2015 Summit, and I’ve been listening to wonderful interviews with some really motivating, inspiring people. After attending a SheWrites.com ‘webinar’ on finding readers, I was…

My Writing Life 3/6/15

Accountability. It’s something I struggle with. Since I left my job in June of last year, my life has been rather freeform. Freeform is a great arrangement for creativity, but it’s also a great arrangement for procrastination, loneliness, and when you’re dealing with heavy health stuff, depression. I’ve been trying to find ways to combat…

The Witches Reel

I have a confession.  I’m obsessed with this song.  I found it in the very earliest days of Napster, and have never been able to find the same version again, though all versions seem to be pretty good.  Here are a few.     I have to say that this last group looks like a…

40th birthday in Savannah

So, we took a trip.  There’s really not much else to say.  It was obviously wonderful.  (I love travel more than anything else in this world). It was really just perfect and amazing, and Bear and I needed it. Highlights Day 1: Our hotel (The River Street Inn) was one of the coolest places I’ve…

Pagan Blog Project Week 39- Trixie (Willowisp characters)

Trixie.  Oh how I love Trixie.  In many ways, Trixie has been kind of an ideal for me, someone I would have enjoyed finding for Bear and I.  Now, I’m less interested in submissive partners, but still… Why does this fit in with the Pagan Blog Project?  Well, because Willowisp is a Pagan town, plunked…

Psychic Reading, 9/21/2014

I took my sister out for her birthday today, and we hit our favorite metaphysical/new age stores.  At the second one, we just happened upon a psychic fair, and as we’d been talking about our life paths, she decided to buy us each a reading.  (Typical, I take her out for her birthday, and she…

Pagan Blog Project Week 36- Regrouping and Redirecting my energy

I have a small problem with losing focus now and again. I get excited about new projects, and forget everything that I was already working on. I need something new and shiny to pique my interest, or I need to find a way to refresh my enthusiasm for projects already in progress. Dragon*Con is great…

Pagan Blog Project Week 27- NaNoWriMo

Specifically, Camp NaNoWriMo. This is the reason that I’m getting some words on the page right now. In fact, NaNo is the MAIN reason I’ve managed to write anything at all. There’s something seductive in a deadline. Something inspiring about seeing your stats everyday. Something about the good-natured competition that makes me actually accomplish my…

New podcast project and office reorganization

Sorry I’ve been quiet lately, I’ve been a little swept up in first edits on my novel, Altar of Change.  I’m nearly finished, and then I’ll be asking some friends to read through and hack it apart so I can make it stronger, better. While I’ve been editing, I’ve had another idea gestating in my…

My patron deities- Sarasvati (Air)

Creativity can be a double-edged sword. On one side, dreaming up and making beautiful things is wonderful, right? Whether you dream in poetry, write your truth, sing the song of your people, or bring a vision to life, you’re tapping into a process as old as humanity, and perhaps older. However, what happens when you’re…