Magick,  the writing life

Summoning 25-30 – Yeah, one post! #DoMagick

So I did do my ritual every morning, religiously!  Nothing unusual to report except the last 5 days of the challenge were chaos.

First, my sister-in-law and her husband came into town Saturday evening and stayed until Monday morning.  Also Saturday night, Thirteen Covens won second in the CIPA EVVYs in the Horror category! I couldn’t be more pleased.

Monday night my nephew had a bike accident and ended up in the hospital with a liver laceration. So Tuesday after running errands, I went to my sister’s to look in on him. Monday, Weds, and Friday I spent my time at the day job. Thursday I worked on my workshops and took my asthmatic cat to the vet to get her some new meds, a checkup, and an inhaler. Yes, they make inhalers for asthmatic cats.

So here we are – I FINALLY had time to sit down and do my blogs, all in one shot now that the royalty reports for August are done. For summoning my muse, I sure have been getting a lot of everything else EXCEPT writing done, but then I also believe everything happens for a reason. This weekend I am going to finish my conference preparation, finish putting together packages for the divination students so I can mail them Tuesday, and I have to make sure my favorite outfits are washed and ready to go for conference, too. Plus I need to make a packing list. I have a lot of little bits to remember.

I do know there were some changes (big changes) that happened during this challenge, including a realization that the past is the past and the only thing you can control is the present and try your best to steer the future. One would not think that has anything to do with muse work, but my muse is older, wiser, and the creative place I come from now is so much different than where it came from when I was younger. I think that’s been a huge part of my problem. I am expecting my muse to come from that younger self. It’s a lot to take in.

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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