Poof! It’s the Holiday Season!

There’s a lot of different spiritual paths and many of them have some kind of holiday or 577442_3521710873755_1617833526_ncelebration in December. For a lot of us, it’s the holiday season, and that can mean joy or peace or family or spiritual practice or giving or running around jingling those bells.

It can be a time for spiritual practice. it can be a time for rejoicing. it can be a time of giving and partying and having a good time.

It can also mean stress. The holiday season has so many things packed into it that people can go overboard and try so hard to make it a “perfect” holiday that they create stress, and may even spoil the holiday they’re trying to make perfect

I’d encourage you to enjoy your holiday, but to also let good enough be good enough

Stop

Take a deep breath

Think of what holiday practices are important to you and the people you love.

Don’t try to do everything. Do what you can without making yourself crazy and then stop

and enjoy the beauties of the season instead of making yourself crazy

Happy holidays

Catherine Kane

12/2/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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NaNoWriMo Is Done…

but the adventure has just begun.

  • Did you make 50K?Romantic woman using laptop
  • Did you finish your rough draft, whether you did 50 K or not?
  • Is there more to be roughed out, or are you ready to edit?
  • And what do you plan for your manuscript after that?

Now’s a good time to stop. take a deep breath, and think about what you want to do next.

Some folks will want to keep writing. Some will want to start editing and polishing. Some will want to take a break to write something different. Some will, after an intensive month of writing, want to step back and let themselves and their manuscript rest a bit before going any further. And some will want to throw the draft out the window and start again (or not…)

and you know what?

the wonderful thing about the Universe is that it’s not one size fits all and you can choose what you want to do next.

So, what do you want to do?

Catherine Kane

12/1/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies”,  and  her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”,  all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the  Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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Last Day…

…of NanoWrimo 2016- and you got words to write!nanowrimo_2016_webbadge_participant-180

So get going. Butt in the seat, hands on the keys and write like the wind!!!

Catherine Kane

11/30/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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The Novelists’ Big 10

When it’s hard to write, it’s good to know you’re not the only one…cat sitting looking at laptop

Top 10 (Normal) Struggles When Writing a Novel

Catherine Kane

11/29/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies”,  and  her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”,  all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the  Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Last Page, per Sparks (Inspiration)

“Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It’s one of the most Burning candleenjoyable moments in life, period. “

Nicholas Sparks

Catherine Kane

11/28/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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More Music for NaNoWriMo

Keep writing. Here’s music to help…

Catherine Kane

11/25/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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We Live in Challenging Times…

2016 has been a tough year overall for me, and I hear that it’s also been tough for a lot of other people; and now, with the election results and the uncertainty and fear so many people are feeling, the world can seem very dark and uncertain.

That’s why Thanksgiving is importantSpirit Stage

It’s a reminder that there are still good things in the world,. That there are things worth being thankful for. That in darkness, there is still light. That, while there are reasons for fear, there are still reasons for hope. That where there is hate, there is also still love

This Thanksgiving, besides the big Thanksgiving dinner, take sometime to look for what’s working in your corner of the world, for what’s right

and then find ways to feel grateful for the good things still in the world all around us- and keep your focus there in the days to come.

Happy Thanksgiving

Catherine Kane

11/24/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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All Mixed Up

Sometimes stories have a beginning, an end, and the stuff that goes between and the path that starts at one and takes you thru the middle to that end is pretty clear. Sometimes non-fiction has a step by step process and all you do is follow the steps til you get there

But sometimes writing, especially non-fiction has a number of routes that you can get In expectation of miraclefrom A- Z. A number of different orders you can put things in

And that’s kinda where I’m stuck now

I have a number of points I want to make. A number of things I need to explain. A number of solutions for the challenges that exist- but they all keep moving around. It’s hard to settle for an order for this particular book

and so it’s time to stop, step back, take a deep breath and take a good hard look at what I’m trying to do and what’s the best way to do it

Ever have that happen to you?

If you get stuck in a process snarl like this one, there’s a number of ways to approach it. You can

  • list your key points so you have them visible in front of you
  • build an outline to create some kind of order.
  • list  each point on an index card, lay them out and shuffle them around
  • write each one on a sticky note and play musical points on your fridge or wall
  • ask a friend or another writer for outside input
  • dream program or meditate for clarity or a cosmic aha!

Or just walk away for a bit and see if you have more clarity when you revisit it later

so, with NaNoWriMo, I’ve got a lot of writing done, but now I need to sort it out and put it in order.

What’s your approach for unsnarling your writing?

Catherine Kane

11/23/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Writing Fighting

Writing a good fight can be tricky. Here’s some things to think aboutcat sitting looking at laptop

How To Fight Write

Catherine Kane

11/22/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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Readers, per Riordan (Inspiration)

“I come to writing the same way I come to teaching, which is that my goal is always to create life-long Burning candlereaders.”

Rick Riordan

Catherine Kane

11/21/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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