Starcat’s Favorites: An Introvert Holiday

My holidays usually involve hosting a Winter Solstice celebration, followed by gatherings of my extended family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year, because of the pandemic, things are different. So even though I’ll miss hanging out with family … Continue reading

Wrapping It Up: NaNoWriMo Days 25-29

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 25 – 2177 words Dear Diary, Today after I was done with my biz work, I started making food for tomorrow, which is Thanksgiving. I made cranberry sauce, stuffed butternut squash, honey-mustard Brussels sprouts, and non-dairy pumpkin … Continue reading

In the Groove: NaNoWriMo Days 16-19

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 16 – 1733 words Dear Diary, It’s Monday, so BlackLion had his online RPG. I tried to join a sprint with others, but no one was around. I tried sprinting on my own, but something was messed … Continue reading

It’s An Experiment: NaNoWriMo Days 12-15

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 12 – 1583 words Dear Diary, I’m still not sure if I like this pantser approach (you know, just writing by the seat of my pants without knowing where the story is going next). On one hand, … Continue reading

Slacker Manifester: NaNoWriMo Days 8-11

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 8 – 2074 words Dear Diary, BlackLion made us a new Discord channel, the Parallel PlayZone, for my writing community. So naturally we played with it this evening, and did sprints with our own “CatBot.” It was … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Daily Spiritual Practice

The last couple of weeks have been like a rollercoaster. Lots of ups and downs – both personally and collectively. My astrologer friends tell me that, given what’s going on in the stars, it’s to be expected. This is a … Continue reading

9 Books to Inspire Us As We Build a New Society

I’ve been thinking about all the people I know who are actively working toward building a new, more conscious society. There are many ways to do this work. One woman runs a program to feed the hungry in New York … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Magickal Staycation

As much as I love to travel, I’m currently not minding having to take a “staycation” this week instead of a more traditional vacation (thanks, 2020). Why? Well, first of all, I love summer in Maine. I’m so blessed to … Continue reading

5 Reasons You Need an Author Platform Now

Have you ever heard the term “author platform?” The simplest definition: your audience of potential readers.  These days, most agents and publishers require you to have an author platform. That’s because they no longer do all the legwork for you, … Continue reading