Wicked Darlings, Have You Seen My Broom?

If you are searching for my broom, PLEASE, keep an eye out for my witchy Daily Thirteen Routine, too. I haven’t seen my workout list in forever. And I think Serenity bugged my house. I haven’t exercised one bit in the last two weeks, and it feels like she knows. I seriously need to get closed and physical with her New Year’s Fitness Challenge.

Actually, the bit about not doing anything is a lie. I’ve been working really hard, organizing my writing studio—a writing home away from home—where I can treat myself to the wonders of writing seclusion. Yes, I said writing 3 times… 4 times, in the same paragraph. And that is a magnificent thing, for writing fiction is what I should be doing. Um… make that 5 times.

The place I share with my Piano Man and the Little Princess is ginormous in New York City standards. However, it is a bit tight when it comes to my witchery and the process of writing. If you work from home, and you don’t have much space, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sometimes, it is very difficult to create worlds while the outside world turns right on the other room or next to me.

You see, my Wicked Darlings, I’m one of those writers who CANNOT write in cafés or with opened windows. The sun and the moon are my playful mates, and if they are watching me I can’t resist looking back… and playing. This means that I write with the blinds closed, with no music or anything else that might get me out of my world. I can edit with distractions, but that’s my limit.

I’m a solitary writer. I thank the Universe, every day, for I’ve been blessed with a man who understands my needs. Now, Universe, won’t you be a darling and find me some writing space that is a bit closer to the rest of my home? Like, um, in the same house?

Oh, and while I’m on the subject of asking for stuff, can you make the days a bit longer, too? I want time to love, write, exercise, study, read, blog, do silly things… and I need to find my broom. *looks down* Hot damn! my broom has been right under me all this time. I hadn’t noticed it because I’ve been sitting on my butt.

What have you been up to, my Wicked Darlings? Any juicy changes you wish to share with your Wicked Witch and Darlings?  

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47 comments:

  1. I could use another few hours every day too. Either that or winning the lottery so I don't have to go to work for a living!

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  2. I'm rearranging space too.

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  3. Great post Magaly, and yes I get all flushed when I think about my man and his instrument too lol :D
    And yes, I could do with the days being longer too...as soon as it goes dark I want to shut up shop and snuggle down with hubby, and then I notice it's only 5.30pm!!! :D XXX

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  4. Willow Silverhorse1/08/2012

    Hello my darling! I thought I would tell you, I tagged you in a game I was tagged in ... click over to http://motherearthsarms.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/ive-been-tagged/ to check it out!

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  5. If you get your wish, spread the wealth! 

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  6. I'm going to check things out.

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  7. You made me chuckle lol

    If you find a spell to make the days longer, do send it my way ;-)

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  8. Magaly, I am like you, when I paint. Everything is closed around me and I like it to be quiet too. The only thing is, I don' have blinds, so I find myself looking outside through the drapes, but then I snap out of it! LOL! My crows call me back, if they are not calling me outside ;o) Yes please, give me a few extra hours in the day too ;o) That picture of your piano man is adorable! Have a great one my friend ;o)

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  9. Hahaha, amazing post! Sorry I have been gone for a while, but one of my New Year's Resolutions is to keep up on my blog stuff, so I will be checking other people's more often too!  I need more time in the day too, seems like it just gets away from me!

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  10. HAHA! I know what you mean about the lack of writing space.. I have to be alone and shut in too, but I need music (and Moscato lol). It's not so much the words, but the melody that evokes  the emotions when I write... When Hubby, Nate and I had our own place, Hubby used to sleep on the couch and give me our bedroom to write in since I could only write at night. Plus my altar is on my dresser and that helped...

    I think I need to get off my broom too lol. I've been packing on the pounds since this move and I'm irritated that my favorite clothes aren't fitting right. The weather is still mild here and I can still go out without feeling like Death frozen over; although I'm aching for the Jersey Winter (I'll never be a Desert Witch)...

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  11. Diandra Linnemann1/09/2012

    Same here - with the writing, I mean. Originally, my desk faced a window, but the scenery outside is so beautiful I turned it around, and now it faces two walls. I still need music, occasionally, though. Or needed. Since I started writing in the early morning, I stopped switching on music because it would wake the BF in the next room. Still, there are not enough hours in the day... ^^

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  12. Oh yeah, Magaly , I can relate to the needing more time in the day! I started a children's novel almost 5 years ago. The writing it only took about 3 months ( that was fun and so easy!)but the editing is killing me, I'm terrible at it! So I paint cuz that's a whole lot more fun and I refuse to start book 2 till the editing is done.And same as you I need complete quiet.  I wrote most of it at 3.00 Am hour intervals before Jeff gets up, and during my insomnia attacks at night!And I work a 40 hour job on top of all my creative stuff ( 50 hours now that we are on overtime again, ugh). I was actually relieved when I got sick over New years weekend cuz it forced me to just lie around and paint, so I got a lot done actually! I hope you get your writing space, both the space and the time, cuz you are sooooooo good at it!!! Love the pic of your Piano Man! I love pics of musicians and equipment, its home to me, I miss playing in bands for the music and comradery but I don't miss lugging those drums around, lol! Happy 2012! Hugs, Deb

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  13. Sweet Zombie Goddess1/09/2012

    Depression keeps me from doing what I love: beading.  Or working out.  Or eating well.  Or wanting to go out in public.  I think I burned my broom on accident lol.

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  14. lilacwolf1/09/2012

    That is my problem...focus.  We live in a tiny 2 bedroom trailer...that might be large by New York standards too.  But I'm in mid-Michigan.  lol  With 2 boys and a husband, finding time to be alone is IMPOSSIBLE.  So I really can't find any kind of seclusion, I need to train myself to stay focused.

    Changes - nothing much.  I'm working for Pagan Writers Community blog, doing author interviews and giveaways.  And I have 2 books to beta read.  :)  Slowly moving closer to being a professional editor.

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  15. Slommler1/09/2012

    Give me some of those extra owners!!  I hope you find that perfect spot to write!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. salemwitchchild1/09/2012

    I'm ashamed to say I haven't wrote on my fiction in some time. I do this often. I write a little bit, then take a break. And come back to it later. I just find it hard to be creative when I'm tired and wrangling a 7month old son. He's in that stage where he's crawling and pulling up on furniture so I'm having to be right there making sure he doesn't bust his little head open or swallow the most minuscule nasty from the carpet. I don't know how he keeps finding stuff on the floor!

    I find that when I do write, its best if I just write on good old fashioned pen and paper. The Internet is my biggest distraction. Me sitting under a tree overlooking a nice field and a warm breeze is the perfect place to write for me.

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  17. I've been making the bedroom a little more comfortable, organizing so we have more space. Also been being more active than the day before, paid off a little lost 5lbs!

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  18. ForestWalkArt/laura kinney1/09/2012

    i live in a very small home. my art table...my creative space is in the middle of everything else...it's hard sometimes to get those creative juices flowing because i need some alone time. just me and my space. and there's not enough time in the day.

    wishing you a magical 2012.

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  19. Magaly! I love your post! As i read every word my heart opened and got so excited I thought I was about to fall off my chair! I too am trying to embrace the writer within me, I'm currently doing my University degree and my current module is creative writing, so I'm trying to get into regular fiction writing using prompts, clusters, etc.

    My dream would be to be able to write all day long as a job, and of course have my very own witchy writing office like you within my home. I am about to do a ritual to ask for the Goddesses blessings, I shall send you some Moon Magick from the Moon Goddess to help you in your quest!

    Your writing inspires me so much...I hope you know that!

    OOodles of love, Aurora xxx

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  20. Juicy changes...well, a change is that I now have a full time job! :)

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  21. You should pain that concept: your crows calling you back. I bet it would be amazing.

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  22. Great luck with your resolution. Hm, I'm not sure I have an actual resolution this year. I think my mind is kind of stuck on: WRITE!

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  23. I can send you all the cold, if you like. Old Man Winter hasn't quite made his mark yet, but I'm already missing summer. You know what they say, "You can take the Witch out of the Caribbean warmth, but she'll always yearn for the heat." Okay, so they don't really  say that, but they should!

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  24. I'm all for the wall when it comes to writing. If not, my characters start doing things that translate into 'they really want to go out and play' lol

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  25. You have to share some of that writing, my dear ;-)
    You know what? I kind of like editing... okay, so it might be my favorite part of writing after creating the characters.

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  26. You are a Sweet Zombie Goddess, I'm sure your broom will raise from the ashes! 

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  27. I just chuckled at the idea of your little man eating stuff from the carpet. I know it's not funny, but the memories of me trying to figure out what my nephew had just ate (when he was a toddler) makes me giggle.

    Yay! Professional editor!

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  28. I wish I could write on paper. I miss it so much, but I haven't been able to write longhand for more than 15 minutes in years. I really, really, really  miss it ;-(

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  29. What a productive, space filled, 2012!

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  30. Maybe 2012 will be the year we both get our writing dreams come true ;-)

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  31. Sarita luv, I'm so happy you got your full time job, and at a library! That is wonderful. 

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  32. Thanks! I was so happy to get off the plateau I've been stuck on. 

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  33. I could do with longer days myself. :)
     
    I don't think many people managed to stay off their brooms over the holidays.
     
    I'm lucky; I'm one of those people who can - if I want - tune out what's going on in the world. I have the option of paying attention to what's going on around me or acting like none of it is happening. I can also write with destractions, even if I don't tune them out. I once wrote a short story while a teacher was reading another story to us. He tried to catch me out by quizzing me on the story he'd been reading afterwards, and was amazed when I had every answer right despite my own story being on a completely different topic. The only things that stop me concentrating are short time limits (which is why my coursework average was so much better than my final grade for my English exam; I did so poorly at the exam itself that I only just got a decent pass grade, but I'd had an A average in my coursework) and being hungry. Seriously... I can't concentrate on anything but the feeling of hunger if I try and sit down to write when I'm hungry.
     
    Anyway, good luck with getting - and staying - back off your broom! :)

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  34. I just laughed sooo hard thinking about the idea of you writing a story while someone else was reading; naughty, naughty, naughty Tori. But very funny!
    Magaly Guerrero pagan-culture.blogspot.com “When in Darkness? Light!”


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  35. Testing...

    Magaly Guerrero pagan-culture.blogspot.com “When in Darkness? Light!”


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  36. I am so with you on the longer days. I wish for them as well for all of those very reasons! 

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  37. And then we'll fill them with smiles, sprinkles and a few cackles!

    Magaly Guerrero pagan-culture.blogspot.com “When in Darkness? Light!”


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  38. Yes, I know it was naughty, but you know how it is sometimes; the idea is there, and you just "have to" get it down on paper. Plus, it was worth it for the total shock of the teacher and class when I was able to answer the teacher's questions (and he thought the story I'd written was pretty good too; shame I no longer have it).

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  39. It's such a bummer when you want to have a coffee break with someone and there's no time...between traveling to work (both ways); work; shopping; doing the things that need to be done...sleep?? what's that???

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  40. Yes, I know it was naughty, but you know how it is sometimes; the idea is there, and you just "have to" get it down on paper. Plus, it was worth it for the total shock of the teacher and class when I was able to answer the teacher's questions (and he thought the story I'd written was pretty good too; shame I no longer have it).

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  41. Some things are just worth doing!

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  42. I've heard of sleep, but having seen it lately. 

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