Magick,  rites of passage,  Spirituality

Day 1: It Begins… #domagick

Today begins the June #domagick challenge.  I am not so sure I’m ready. I started off the month visiting a friend in hospice and I’m one of those people who, if emotionally compromised, has a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.  So that’s been my day in a nutshell.

Thus begins the melding of the two things I love most in the world.  Writing stories and magick.

I decided that I will be starting my first bit of magick this weekend and for the first two days of the challenge (tonight and tomorrow night), I’ll be doing the actionable items. I know – that seems ass-backwards, right? Shouldn’t I do the magick THEN do some actionable items? Well, here’s the thing, since my magick will be focusing on drawing attention to my fiction, I need to put the final touches on a few projects in hopes I can launch them over the weekend.

Then – over the weekend, I am going to use an attraction spell to bring together a series’ and success.  In theory – it should work rather well. We’ll see. Pics and instructions forthcoming.  If it works well, the series should start drawing in a following (and more book sales and interest).

The follow-through to the first spell will be to lower the price on all the books in the series, release the new one, run an ad,  and find out how I can make the first one permafree — or at least do a sale on book one.  If it works well, I might try the same work on other series’.  🙂

I am tempted to reconfigure the Sorath model again. I need to start noting the combinations I’m using. This latest one has tempered the fire too much and I’m finding it difficult to get moving on finishing a book that NEEDS to be finished soon! Finding the “sweet spot” is tough due to the numerous variables. This is the first argument AGAINST such a complicated model.  Especially since its mere creation has already spurred change. I am still planning on the consecration, charging, and fully activation of the model June 20-21.

Other magick I plan to do over the course of the month includes magick to support another book launch and two successful author events.  All of the follow through includes finishing the projects, polishing them, and moving forward. I am finding fear and self-sabotage are still an issue. Just earlier this week I found myself paranoid that certain aspects of a short story collection releasing soon. Worrying about how my readers will take it. You know what? I didn’t give two shits about that when I wrote it or released it under another pen name. It’s laughable that I’m worried about it now. I need to let that fear go and throw it out into the world. People will think what they think. LOL  Gods only know what they already think. HAHA  Especially when it comes to my Anne O’Connell stuff. There is nothing tame, literary, or non-pervy about that pen name. Anne is who she is.

That said, lots of prayers said today, offerings given. Mostly to the Death Daemonic for obvious reasons. Now I think I’m going to petition Bael for some creative energy to finish a few things tonight before the clock strikes midnight and I turn into a pumpkin.  Happy first day of the challenge!

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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