Depression Lies…And Tells Some Truths

depression I have put off posting in my blog for longer than I intended, but not for the usual reasons. Normally, it is because some book, usually a trip into Avalon, sucked me in to the point that I lost track of time and got involved with researching and stream of consciousness writing. This time, I know in retrospect that I was deliberately distracting myself from blogging because I knew what my next blog would entail and I wasn’t ready yet. I would have to talk about depression, which is a subject I try to avoid, particularly when it relates to me.

New Old Project

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I am excited to announce a project that has been in my head for a while and now is translated out to pixels.  When I wrote Get Your Book Published in January, it was after watching tons of YouTube tutorials, reading endless “how to” manuals, and working through literally day and days of frustrating trial and error attempts at self-publishing. I kept hearing things such as, “If you can use an MS Word document, you can use KDP!” and truly, it’s not that easy. You have to work step by step and have all of your little literary ducklings in a row, plus you have to have some fairy dust and a mojo bone and kisses from the Angels, plus the moon has to be approximately twenty degrees in Aquarius, then it’s as easy as using an MS Word document. 

The Queen is Back

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It has been a while, but I was busy writing another book and getting ready to write a couple more.  How to Be a Queen has published on Amazon for those of you who do not yet know how to be royal and all.  It tells you how to get control of your life and rock that tiara all the way to Valhalla, babe.  

Raving Wild

I occasionally get solicitations from companies or authors or performers wanting me to promote them on the site and usually, I decline, but when Raven Wild wrote to me about his new album, I was feeling adventurous and clicked over to listen. Wow. His work is just beautiful. 10289928_10152399440411063_4585900459688248504_n

Mementos

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There was a movie made in what?  2000 or so, called “Memento” and it was one of those dark, confusing psycho-horror films that makes you think so much that you feel like you ran a mental marathon as you leave the theater.  It was not as complex as, say, “Inception,” which I am convinced I never fully got despite all of the others around me sitting back smugly, contemplating it most eloquently, and nodding knowingly to one another (“And good for you!“), but it was still a brain tickler.

Blog Touring!

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A few weeks ago, I did a blog hop for my son, Joe. Rather than do the usual thing of drafting people to participate, I am going to simply send you around to some of my favorite blogs that I check out on a regular basis. Some of the questions below I answered before, but things shift and change and occasionally, so I was up for taking another stab at it since I am working on different projects now than then.

Carrie On, My Wayward Son

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When I was a teenager, the scariest movies to come out were “Jaws,” “It’s Alive,” and “Carrie.”  “Jaws” I saw on my first date ever.  “It’s Alive” I saw alone when I was eight months pregnant with my first child. “Carrie,” however, I did not see until many years after it was released. In fact, I heard about it from my friends and ended up reading the book before I saw the movie.

CHAPTER 9 – THE FOOL’S JOURNEY

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From my upcoming book, “Tarot For Real People”:

A common practice among those who make a serious study of the Tarot is to develop a story that takes The Fool, the first card of the Major Arcana, on a quest through the remainder of the Major Arcana until he ends up at The World card, having completed his quest and his cycle.

In our story, The Fool begins his journey carefree and open. He is a receptive vessel, ready to fill himself with all that the World has to offer.