I feel a bit like I lost a week because of this creeping crud. My writing buddy had exactly the same thing I did over Christmas: he tells me it takes about five weeks to clear out, and I’m on week 4. Fine, at least I know.
I received word from the Paganicon organizers that I’m in. So I will definitely be teaching the Artist’s Way for Magical People workshop. I also realized that it conflicts with the Doctor Who meetup that I run. Depending on workshop scheduling and Mike, I may need to work something out where I go early in the morning. I think a time out for my Pagan life, however, is acceptable. We have members that skip out on the high Jewish holidays, or for family stuff, or for career stuff. I’ve also often gotten quite incensed at various Pagans putting their science fiction fandom life before their religious lives (and then complaining about the lack of support in the Pagan community.) Rather than being a pot or a kettle, I think I’ll just be a teapot and whistle at passerby. Besides, it’s one of the few Pagan events where my aversion to camping is not a likely topic of conversation.
As of yesterday, I officially have a complete first draft of the book Divorcing a Real Witch. I still have extensive revisions to do, but it’s in good enough shape that I’m willing to workshop it in an environment where I’m not expected to run every single revision past my cohorts. Also, the chapter with all the spells and rituals is rougher than the rest because of format issues that come with working with the most recent version of MSWord. I am taking baby steps toward expanding my social life, and I need to negotiate that against time at the YWCA and time spent on artist’s dates. Right now the way transportation falls I face the frustration of having to spend parts of my Artist’s date day working out – and I don’t wanna!
In the meantime, I need to add three pages to the Spellcasting Picture book. While I could just add 3 blank pages, I don’t suck. I know one should go to the goddess Iris. The other two pages, however, require some inspiration and potentially fingerpaint.