Animal Speak and Novel Writing

This seems to be my advertising post, first one in a while, so hang in with me.  When I think of something more spiritually inclined to write about, I most definitely will.  But, both of these things which I am talking about below have affected me in the best possible spiritual way.

I may have mentioned the book before.  But, I finally decided to start taking a chunk out of it, metaphorically of course as I would never injure a book.  I’ve gotten to the end of chapter three, and I am amazed at how simple, logical, and respectful Ted Andrews was in writing this book.  He makes things both easy to understand for people who may not be pagan/wiccan/nature oriented, and also is able to remind me of things which I tend to forget in every day life.

The visualization exercises are so well written that, upon reading them, I am nearly sucked into the vortex of my mind.  I haven’t even gotten to the omens chapter yet!  Its an enjoyable read and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, Christian, pagan or in between.

Animal Speak is a great read.  Don’t be surprised if I mention it again and again.

On a second note, I’d like to plug a great non-profit organization that I participate with every year, since 2003, and plan on participating again, and actually helping the area which I go to school in.  National Novel Writing Month is a November based, 30 days long fun filled adventure in which hundreds of thousands of crazy people across the world band together and support each other: to each write a 50,000 word novel.  I’ve done it, like I said, since 2003, and have come out with the following results:

  • Colder Than Death – a story about a young woman who is stalked and then kidnapped by her stalker.  Unfinished.  53,000 words.
  • “The Kids” – a story about a bunch of kids banding together to create a secret society.  Unfinished.  55,000 words.
  • How Can You Love ‘Em If You’ve Never Met ‘Em? – A story about a young woman who falls in love with a man over the internet.  Finished.  60,000 words.
  • Immortals’ Gift – A story about a demi-god who gets on the wrong side of Zeus – and is assigned to babysit a girl, when his brother god is constantly trying to set him awry.  Finished.  39,000 words. (Not during NaNoWriMo)
  • Immortal Burden – The characters from Immortals’ Gift return to usher a boy into the world of the Gods, as the leader of all earth-born god-children.  Finished. 56,000 words.

NaNoWriMo challenges your creativity, productivity, and will power.  When you can write a novel in a month – you can do anything!

That’s all for now, folks.  I’m headed home.


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