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Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:55:12 pm »
So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

Apparently there is an audience for this kind of book, because I pitched it on tumblr, Facebook, and my blog, and the tumblr post has something like 89 likes now (this is a lot for my posts).

So I think I'm going to write it.

It's not going to be a very exciting book, there won't be a lot of rituals or meditations or anything like that. It's more about doubt, self examination (with the caveat that I am not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything like that), critical thinking and research, and how to trust your gut.

I'll be publishing it myself, so no need to worry about a company like Llewellyn cutting content to fit their guidelines.

I'm pretty sure I can do this.

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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 06:01:03 pm »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

Apparently there is an audience for this kind of book, because I pitched it on tumblr, Facebook, and my blog, and the tumblr post has something like 89 likes now (this is a lot for my posts).

So I think I'm going to write it.

Please do. Such a book is sorely needed.
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Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 06:31:15 pm »
Definitely! I'd be in the line for a first edition :D

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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 06:42:53 pm »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

Apparently there is an audience for this kind of book, because I pitched it on tumblr, Facebook, and my blog, and the tumblr post has something like 89 likes now (this is a lot for my posts).

So I think I'm going to write it.

It's not going to be a very exciting book, there won't be a lot of rituals or meditations or anything like that. It's more about doubt, self examination (with the caveat that I am not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything like that), critical thinking and research, and how to trust your gut.

I'll be publishing it myself, so no need to worry about a company like Llewellyn cutting content to fit their guidelines.

I'm pretty sure I can do this.

 
I'd be interested in that for sure, even though I fall somewhere in between head-blind and god-phone. (I guess that makes me god-pagered? I dunno.) Definitely looking forward to it.
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 07:31:45 pm »
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I'm pretty sure I can do this.

 
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 07:53:40 pm »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

Apparently there is an audience for this kind of book, because I pitched it on tumblr, Facebook, and my blog, and the tumblr post has something like 89 likes now (this is a lot for my posts).

So I think I'm going to write it.

It's not going to be a very exciting book, there won't be a lot of rituals or meditations or anything like that. It's more about doubt, self examination (with the caveat that I am not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything like that), critical thinking and research, and how to trust your gut.

I'll be publishing it myself, so no need to worry about a company like Llewellyn cutting content to fit their guidelines.

I'm pretty sure I can do this.

 
That sounds wonderful!

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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 01:01:31 pm »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

 
Just tried to reply to your PM, and your mailbox is full. One of the things that'd make it easier to do that particular conversation is moving to email: want to email me through the profile link, and we can go from there?

(Brain-foo and having a couple of other major things on tap at the moment means it's a lot easier for me to work on complicated stuff when I can save drafts and work on them over time.)
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 08:57:07 pm »
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... though I fall somewhere in between head-blind and god-phone. (I guess that makes me god-pagered? I dunno.)

 
Hah. I like that. I think I get god-Christmas letters. :p
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 10:02:44 pm »
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Hah. I like that. I think I get god-Christmas letters. :p

 
Not Yule cards? XD
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 12:24:32 am »
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Just tried to reply to your PM, and your mailbox is full. One of the things that'd make it easier to do that particular conversation is moving to email: want to email me through the profile link, and we can go from there?

(Brain-foo and having a couple of other major things on tap at the moment means it's a lot easier for me to work on complicated stuff when I can save drafts and work on them over time.)


I just emptied it when I got the message that it was full. I need to go to bed now, but I'll shoot you an email tomorrow. It'll be easier for me to go a bit more in-depth that way.

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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 07:07:54 am »
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I'm pretty sure I can do this.


Yes you can! Si, puedes!

I didn't think I could write a book...and then I watched a good friend who works full time just like me get it done (AND get it published), and the excuses fell away. Inspired by his example, I finished my book about a month ago, and after letting it rest, I'm about to plunge into the revisions. So YES, you can absolutely do this.

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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 10:48:17 am »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

 
I feel stupid... What's a godphone? :ashamed:

On another note, I'm an average people trying to honour my deity. :p
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 11:26:08 am »
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So apparently I'm writing a sort of guide/support for Pagans without godphones, who aren't priest/esses, spiritworkers, or what-have-you, just average people trying to honour their deities.

Apparently there is an audience for this kind of book, because I pitched it on tumblr, Facebook, and my blog, and the tumblr post has something like 89 likes now (this is a lot for my posts).

So I think I'm going to write it.

It's not going to be a very exciting book, there won't be a lot of rituals or meditations or anything like that. It's more about doubt, self examination (with the caveat that I am not a therapist or psychiatrist or anything like that), critical thinking and research, and how to trust your gut.

I'll be publishing it myself, so no need to worry about a company like Llewellyn cutting content to fit their guidelines.

I'm pretty sure I can do this.

 
This sounds amazeballs! I really wish you the best of luck, since this sounds like what a Pagan 101 book should be about rather than a list of steps and tools with pretty girly pictures around it (ala $RW). I think we so often forget that we need our own relationship with our deities and to stop worry about the whole "is it pagan enough" thing. Good luck to you!

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 12:54:05 pm »
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I feel stupid... What's a godphone? :ashamed:

On another note, I'm an average people trying to honour my deity. :p

Godphone/godbothered means that the conversation with one's gods goes both ways, that the gods communicate directly to a person. It's rewarding, frustrating, annoying, and the ride of a lifetime in more ways than one, but it's not the norm.
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Re: Apparently I'm Writing a Book
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 05:54:48 pm »
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Godphone/godbothered means that the conversation with one's gods goes both ways, that the gods communicate directly to a person. It's rewarding, frustrating, annoying, and the ride of a lifetime in more ways than one, but it's not the norm.


*nods in agreement*

...and the few times Anpu has spoken to me, my mind is still spinning hours (or days) later.

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