It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been busy gardening (I’ve gotten pictures on my Facebook), working on defeating the GOP (I’ve posted about that on Facebook too), and writing. Time flies when you're busy; I didn't realize it's been so long.
I have also been posting to my Patreon. A good number of the posts become public after a while, and I recently put a few things there open to the public as gifts to my friends as a kind of birthday celebration. You do not have to sign up as my patron to read or comment on public posts, though if you can and want to, you would be very welcome.
As to the writing, I’m almost 29000 words into my Cozy Mystery With Sea Monsters. (That’s the elevator pitch, at least, and I suppose it’s the working title too. I’ll worry about a real title later.) My amateur sleuth is busy annoying the professional ones, of course. I'm having fun writing it.
I also wrote a story to submit to Sword and Sorceress 33—and it sold! The anthology will be out in November. It's called Lin's Hoard. More details when I have them.
More recently, I wrote a 6500 word story for an anthology on fighting fascism, which I think is a really good story. At least I hope it is! Longer stories usually have to be excellent to sell. For some reason, I'm having more trouble than usual forgetting this one is out there, in the editors' submission pool.
Cleaning house and otherwise getting ready for a phone bank pretty much took up my birthday, so I was delighted to find a surprise package in my mail today. When I opened it, I found two absolutely beautiful Tarot decks! I am totally claiming them as belated birthday gifts. My errands today ran long, so instead of wrangling things to get the pictures to post directly here, I'm sharing my facebook post. The post is public, so you should be able to just go there and see it.
In honor of the gift, I’m doing a card reading.
As always, New friends and old are very welcome.
About the readings, I'm doing something a little different. All free readings will be done with one of the new decks (the 78 Artist Nautical Tarot or The Oracle of the Dragonfae).
People who tip and people who are supporting my Patreon will get a three card reading from one of the new decks or can ask for a single card from one of my other decks. Patreon supporters can always ask for a clarifying card.
If you want a larger reading we can discuss costs. A signal boost for readings or for my Patereon will also allow you to ask for a clarification card on some part of your reading, if you wish.
Regardless of the length of the reading, you may ask about real life or a creative project, even for a character you play in a game. I can draw a card for you to meditate on, to represent the Guide you need right now, or to get you unstuck. I can read for your protagonist or villain, can draw a card or cards for you to use as writing or art prompts. Let me know if you have any particular request.
The first card is free (though tips are always appreciated). I understand all too well that when people don't have cash or spoons that is generally when they most need inspiration. Don't be afraid to ask for a card if you can't tip.
When you tip, it's helpful to me for you to mention it here so I can connect your Paypal information with your request. Tips should be at least $2 (Paypal charges fees). If Paypal doesn't work for you, drop me a message and we'll work something out. It's also helpful to remind me if you're a Patreon supporter, especially a new one!
I will reply to all requests. If I start to get overwhelmed, I will close to free readings; in that unlikely event, that will be in nice bold letters. I plan to stay open until late Friday for free readings. After that, you can ask for a paid reading, if you want one.
Thank you, Blessed Be, and may your day be full of joy and dreams made happily true!
As always, while I work hard to offer insight and inspiration, all I can legally promise is entertainment. See my "Dandelyon's Readings" page for a little more about my readings.
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