It’s not You, It’s Me. Okay, at Least Half of It

Fiction Journeying didn’t quite work the way I thought it would. The process went so smooth with Sammie Spencer’s Amaretto Flame that I thought it was going to be the same with every author. I was wrong. I tried it with three other writers and it was a disaster. This is what Sammie and I did: I asked her to pick a scene and a couple of items that reminded her of that place in the book, and she did. I sent her questions (one at the time) and she answered them promptly. It was fun.

Not the same with the rest of the writers…

I like to post things on time. This is what I requested of the authors: “Please reply with your character’s answer within 36 hours.” Three days later: nothing… I don’t have time for that. So I won’t be traveling into anyone else’s fictional world. But this is no reason to worry, you will read about great tales through Meet these Wicked Cool Characters

On a different note, I won’t finish 52 Weeks of Pagan Art Journaling. This one is really sad—I was having a world of fun. However, at the moment, I don’t have enough time to cultivate a fulfilling relationship with any other art form; my writing muse is a jealous little witch. She wants ALL her time back. I will seriously miss Once upon a Witchy time...

There are a few other changes coming to Pagan Culture, but those are happy, colorful, witchy, adorable, darkish, feathery, and I am dying to share their goodness with you!


How good are you at the art of admitting that you made a mistake and then moving on, my Wicked Darlings?


I’m not very good at it, but Im working on it, and getting better.

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19 comments:

  1. Hey! You can only do what you have time to do!! Don't beat yourself up about it.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. I think most of us have done things, that with hindsight we can say were a mistake or just didn't work out how we hoped. I guess the most important thing is to have a go at those things that inspire us and if they don't work out then at least we know we gave it a shot and most of time we learn something in the process. Probably due in part to the BP I'm a master at darting from one idea to the next, have you seen how often I mess around with my blogs :lol: yet it's part of me and I miss it when I'm down. My brain seems to hold so many ideas at times it regularly blows a fuse but the most important part is that it is FUN, and if life stops being that whats the point.

    Never worry about trying new things and then moving one, the human race has been doing it for year, it's called life.

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  3. Don't even worry about it, you have done such a great job with the wonderful idea of fiction journeling, but if your being called another direction, then by all means, go that direction. Life is just like that and it happens to all of us. I'm really looking forward to the (sounds like fun) changes you have coming down the road. :) ((Hugs))

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  4. SueAnn - Indeed!

    Dragonfly - Thanks for the wise words. They are so true. I guess I'll get my butt off the ground, stick my tongue out at the silliness and keep on living ;-D

    MightnightSage - I can't wait either. And I'm glad that the first journeying went well, with Sammie, that way at least I know that the idea itself wasn't rotten lol.

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  5. I can say that I'm good at admitting mistakes but liking the admission is not in my makeup..lol

    I think you're doing the right thing, and since that little witchy writing muse happens to be brilliant, I'd give her what she wants ;)

    We love you Mag!

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  6. I'm not as good at admitting mistakes as I'd like to be.

    And, I admit that part. LOL

    On the other hand, I'm quite like you, I like to do things on time or early if I can. Time management is one of my biggest pet peeves. Maybe that's why I have so much writer's block?

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  7. One consistent fact about this blogging/writing thing is that it can change on a whim... or on the demand of a muse... not because of mistakes, but because of time constraints... you can only do so much...pick and choose...

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  8. Aw. That's disappointing! I had so much fun with Fiction Journeying - it really was the highlight of my blog tour.

    That said, I definitely understand having to move on from something that's not working.

    Maybe this'll cheer you up. You won the ending prize for commenting on all blog tour stops! You get an Amaretto Flame charm bracelet, a musical note necklace (which is doubly perfect since you have an amazing piano man!) and some author swag. Woot!

    Send me your mailing address and I'll get it out to you asap. =D

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  9. Kallan - You are too sweet ;-)

    LJ - I really have a problem with people who don't do things when they say they will. I understand there are exceptions, but if your life is an eternal exception, then you need to do something.

    Judy - Pick and choose indeed!

    Sammie - Hooray! That sounds wonderful. Thanks very much. I did have fun too ;-)

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  10. I think it is wonderful that you can identify something not going as planned and take immediate action. There are only so many hours in a day and we need to spend those in the best possible way for us. I cannot wait to see what kind of witchy goodness you have in store for us on this fabulous blog!

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  11. I try not to take on too much at once because when I feel overwhelmed and frustrated I don't like myself. Plus I don't need anything interrupting my sleep! :)

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  12. Misty Boston - I need to get a bit more selfish about my sleep...

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  13. Misty Boston - I need to get a bit more selfish about my sleep...

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  14. I think it is wonderful that you can identify something not going as planned and take immediate action. There are only so many hours in a day and we need to spend those in the best possible way for us. I cannot wait to see what kind of witchy goodness you have in store for us on this fabulous blog!

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  15. I can say that I'm good at admitting mistakes but liking the admission is not in my makeup..lol

    I think you're doing the right thing, and since that little witchy writing muse happens to be brilliant, I'd give her what she wants ;)

    We love you Mag!

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  16. SueAnn - Indeed!

    Dragonfly - Thanks for the wise words. They are so true. I guess I'll get my butt off the ground, stick my tongue out at the silliness and keep on living ;-D

    MightnightSage - I can't wait either. And I'm glad that the first journeying went well, with Sammie, that way at least I know that the idea itself wasn't rotten lol.

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  17. Don't even worry about it, you have done such a great job with the wonderful idea of fiction journeling, but if your being called another direction, then by all means, go that direction. Life is just like that and it happens to all of us. I'm really looking forward to the (sounds like fun) changes you have coming down the road. :) ((Hugs))

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  18. Hey! You can only do what you have time to do!! Don't beat yourself up about it.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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