Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cold Full Moon

Have you been out to look at the moon over the last couple of evenings? It's gorgeous--radiating with power. And it isn't even at it's peak yet. I subscribe to the Farmers Almanac Companion Newsletter. The one I received today said:

" this Moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons this year. Why? The Moon is both in its full phase and at a point in its orbit that is nearest Earth, called its perigee. When these events occur together, the Moon is closer to Earth than usual. The effect? The Full Cold Moon will appear especially large near the horizon as the Sun sets. The Moon is also high at this time of year; when it's overhead (near midnight), it will light up the landscape. Take a magical stroll and see your world at night. You won't need a flashlight!"

Now is also the perfect time to charge your tools.

I hope you'll take a moment to bask in it's powerful beauty and absorb it's greatness.
Many Blessings

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Full Moon Power

One of the things I'm enjoying about living out here in the wide open beauty of the Ozarks is the sky. I can walk out my door and look up into the most spectacular view. Tonight is no exception. It's cold, clear and crisp -- perfect weather for gazing upon the greatness of the Full Moon. To have the opportunity to absorb energy from such an awesome entity is to truly feel the blessings flow through me.

I am empowered to follow the path and continue by journey.

Creative Blessings

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Getting it Written!

Most of you have seen my signature line I borrowed from a friend.
~ Don't get it right - Get it Written! ~

This statement is what Nano is all about. Turning off the internal editor and just taking the dictation from the characters. We might not like what they have to say or where they lead us, but we write it down anyway. Through their ramblings they can also take us to unexpected places. Follow them--even if it isn't where you intended to go. Let them show you their world. If you don't like it, you don't have to go back--except to maybe cut it come NanoEdmo in March.
Even if you don't think it fits right now, you might later find it's just the ticket you needed to make this journey a success.

My characters did this to me yesterday. I knew there would be some turning point where Faith would toss aside her resolve to save herself for marriage. I didn't think in terms of what it would be until I listened.

Scribbling away madly in the local KFC/Taco Bell with country music on the Sirus radio I wrote down everything both Dallas and Faith had to say -- to discover seeing Dallas with another woman is just what Faith needs to send caution to the coast and give herself to another man on a whim. It is the first catapult into the twisted plot of H/H separated - rejoined again.

Take time today to listen to your characters. We learn so much when we listen to what others have to say.

Creative Blessings

~ Don't get it right - Get it Written! ~

Thursday, October 30, 2008

One More Day!

Well, technically we have 2 days. But aside from celebrating Samhain tomorrow night, I'll be waiting for the stroke of 12:01 a.m. The Nano Hour.

The Nano Hour is that precise moment when we embark on the journey into the dark world of our characters. Some of us have been outlining for days, even weeks. While others are just going to start typing and see what happens.

Personally, I'm an organized person about most things in my life--almost to the point of nutty. Ask my husband. He'll tell you. I know who my characters are, where they live and who's going to screw up who's life. They'll still throw me a surprise or two. It wouldn't be any fun if they didn't.

So... how prepared are you for Nano? Share your organized - or not so organized- plan for making it to the 50k. And together we'll cheer each other on.

Creative Blessings
~ Don't get it right - Get it Written! ~

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nano Begins in 10 Days!

Okay... Blogger just ate my post. I've seen this happen on someone else's page in the last few hours.

Wonder if it's trying to tell us we should be doing something more constructive in Nano Prep? Hehe.

Check back later to see if we've been recharged.

Creative Blessings

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creative Lady

I want to thank Marla for the beautiful header. I have a couple others I'll be sharing periodically. I've never met Marla. She is a friend of my sister, Dona. Out of the blue she began sharing her talent with me. I am blessed.

Creative Blessings
Merry Meet friends!

Welcome to the Cauldron Cafe.
This space was created primarily for writers, but I've expanded to accomodate anyone needing a place to gather, meditate or just be.
Comfy chairs abound. On the back wall you'll find an extensive research library. You're also welcome to use any one of the smaller tables throughout the cafe for tarot spreads or runes.

Find a spot and make yourself at home. I'm glad you're here.
Creative Blessings