Molly has been stung again. Twice this time. That's three times in a two week span. She had a visit with our back-up vet, who was super nice, because three times is two weeks. We've marked the spot in our minds, are one thousand percent sure there's a yellow jacket burrow that she keeps stepping … Continue reading Updates, with bullet points!
I feel like every time I make some One Decision on How to Proceed with anything in my life -- spiritual shit, writing shit, anything else shit -- I then freeze up, studder to a halt, and have to break through my own getting in my way in order to actually proceed. And, damn it … Continue reading The process, thoughts, decisions, angst.
Just The Facts, Ma’am: 11,287 words Aug 25-Sept 25, am missing entries for Sept 11th, 15th, 21, 22, 24. Some days have multiple entries — I have two for the 13th, two for the 26th, and three for the 8th. Insights I had two goals for this writing challenge. The first was to become practiced … Continue reading #birthdaywritingchallenge: a recap
For those of you not following my FB or my Patreon campaign: I’ve made some changes to my Patreon campaign that will go live April 1st. A few things prompted these changes, but primarily it’s been burnout. I started producing four to five thousand words of content monthly in 2014, and it’s been awesome … Continue reading Writing Check-In
I'm gearing up to begin the Vigil tomorrow, and there's a feel of heaviness about the shrine. Before I settle into the solemn mood that the Vigil requires, I want to talk about some joyous things. I've been working my tail off today, so that everything should be ready to go. The Vigil for the … Continue reading Changes and Celebrations!
This list is in no particular order. I want to make that clear before I go any further. I'm a bit of a bookworm (erg, was that too sudden? Do you need to sit down for a minute? Catch your breath; I'll wait). Part of the fun of reading for me is thinking about the … Continue reading Favorite New (to me!) Authors of 2015
Finish final edits on Igraine's Flight (56 small corrections to make; why did I not catch this on the first five passes through??) and get that baby uploaded. Definitely Amazon, maybe B&N, I don't know about Smashwords or Kobo.(edited: right now, just Amazon) Edit chapter 11 of Marriage of Land and Sea and get that ready to … Continue reading More for me than for you — To Do List for NaNo prep
I’ve meant to talk about this long before now — Silence is offering handmade, hand bound devotional books. He’s got some up for Loki already (made up of public domain material about Loki) and while that’s exciting (we love Loki here at the Nunnery) hat’s *really* got me bouncing in my seat excited is he’s offering to make hand bound books made up of your own material!
Customized prayer books. Stories that you’ve written and matter to you. A book, bound by hand, with a cover you want, with delicious paper; a book whose content could potentially be created by contemporary polytheist, bound by a contemporary polytheist — this is beautiful. This is exciting. I am finding myself wishing I had more poems and hymns for Poseidon, but you betcha I’m going through what I do have to see what I do want to include and get myself my own copy! Of my own, one of a kind, YAY POSEIDON hand bound book.
You should be excited about this, too. Not only is this project exciting (and I’ve got a journal book created by Silence, so I’m not just guessing at the craftsmanship of his hand bound books), it’s also extremely reasonably priced! Check it out!
The Loki devotional book contains an English translation of the Lokasenna (Bellows translation) and the Lokka Tattur from the Faeroe Islands (Borrow translation). The text is printed on premium bright white 24 lb. paper with 25% cotton content. It’s lush, dense, and perfect for such a special volume.
To make this special book accessible to as many people as possible, I have a custom listing where you can choose large print, OpenDyslexic font, and a different kind of decorative cover paper.
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(Wherein the stubborn git is myself and no one else) I've been sitting at (I thought) chapter 6 on the current WiP since January or February. The goal was to have the whole thing completely finished by March. I'm halfway there, and I love everything about this world, but I haven't touched it since February … Continue reading On Storytelling, or, Pay Attention Already, you stubborn git.
Before I really dive into this, I have to admit to a few things. The first is, in the reading of Bringing Race to the Table (review forthcoming) there have been a number of stories that have really ripped my eyes open and have broken my heart. One that has sunk in real, real deep … Continue reading A Rant Against Lazy Writing