I forgot how to blog so forgive me as I stretch my legs a bit. My personal life has been
mayhem dramatic and unforgiving lately and I'm trying to catch my breath the only way I know how. By diving into a fictional world of my own making that is somehow even more chaotic than my real world.
Today I bought a book to help me with the Wiccan aspects of Rose and Co. While my book definitely doesn't have anything directly to do with Wiccan beliefs and I'm not representing the religion, I don't want to publish anything that might be disrespectful towards their beliefs so I needed to spend more time researching it to be certain. I don't want to appropriate their practices/traditions. Family grimoires are a thing in my story, along with herbal magic, moon cycles, rituals, etc. I'm really, really excited to read it.
I'm also working on another original fic that I'm not quite ready to really discuss in depth, but I'm still pretty excited about it. There's a lot of Roman aspects in the story that are fun to research and I'm writing in a male perspective. I write best in a male perspective I think. The story is set in what would be DC in a post-usa world and I'm flying to DC in November for a conference so I'm hoping that'll be inspiring.
Fall finally feels like it has arrived and with it came my muse. I've been sitting outside drinking my chai tea (do I really have to say tea after chai or is that redundant) and listening to the local high school band (which you can hear for miles) while I write. Oh, and apple cider. The keurig apple cider plus a hint of honey is 10/10 would sip.
I've made a pact with myself to try one new thing (or thing I don't regularly do) every single week so I might just post with my weekly new things. This week I'm hitting up a new coffee shop and bakery downtown that looks really cute. I never stop and actually sit down in coffee shops because when I'm buying coffee it means I'm in too much of a hurry to make my coffee at home so it'll be a new thing for me. Since my town is dog themed (dog friendly? I'm not sure how to describe it–there was a historical court case here that the entire town is obsessed with and it involved a dog) the coffee shop is also dog themed so maybe I'll meet some nice pups?