If I rewrote this, it just might sound the same…

Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde

Has it really been 16 days since I’ve been here last?  It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but I suppose it has.  It’s been a very long couple of weeks.  It was a few weeks where real life intruded on writing life.  Things still are not that great, but are good enough that I can get a bit done.  I have been thinking of stepping down as writer for the e-fed I write for lately.  Its a lot of work, and I’m fast running out of inspiration.  Not to mention with all the drama I have going on I’m just too exhausted to keep writing it for long.  And it seems like no one much cares anymore anyway, the fed has basically been abandoned.  The only reason I am still writing is because the fed is run by my boyfriend, Steve.  But I just can’t keep doing it, its too tiring and I’ve lost my enthusiasm for it. 

On another note, I haven’t had a lot of time to write for Helium lately.  Which has been disappointing, but I’m working on it now.  I wrote two articles that are very important to me this week, and are written from personal experience.  I was hesitant to write them at first, its not an experience I share with many, but ultimately I think it will be a good thing.  And with that said, I should get back to the day job.  Until next time, keep reading and take care.  ~Stef

Why people cut themselves: http://www.helium.com/items/1184504-why-people-cut-themselves

How to stop cutting yourself: http://www.helium.com/items/1183241-how-to-stop-cutting-yourself

Writing, writing writing

Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde

Even though the waning moon has made starting anything new a bit tougher, I manage to push through over the last few days and busted out several new articles on Helium.  I’ll link you to them in a bit.  I was ever so pleased to find that the article I wrote regarding the pentacle was ranking second out of nine articles within a handful of hours!  That is fantastic, and I hardly expected it.  I am nearly at the minimum requirement for the writing portion of the Summer Reward-A-Thon.    At least 75% percent of my articles needs to be ranked in the top quarter, and so far I’m running at 66%.  But I have no doubt that will be up in no time…and then I just need to rate, rate, rate and I will be in the running.  Which is great as I haven’t been eligible for any of their competitions before.

I also just started writing for a new e-federation.  The old show was merged with this new one.  It will be interesting as the characters I have to work with are not the best.  But with a little creativity I think I can manage, and I have an excellent co-writer which always helps.  Another bonus is I am writing for my boyfriend, Steve.  He and I work well in every other aspect and have similar views and opinions regarding the fed, so I have no doubt we will be a great team on this as well.  I also have added yet another idea to the every-growing list of ideas for fanfics.  I know, I know, the list is extraordinarily long and will probably never get done.  But it is my goal to have all these ideas on paper someday. 

And yet one more shock as I log onto Helium to get you these links.  My short story on there (The Muse) is now ranked at 18 out of 219.  I am stunned and flattered.  Anyway, on to links for my newest articles:

Books Review: Blood Noir by Laurell K Hamilton http://www.helium.com/items/1128922-laurell-k-hamilton-booke-review-blood-noir-anita-blake

Common misconceptions surrounding the pentacle.  http://www.helium.com/items/1129266-paganism-pentacle-satanism-inverted-pentacle

Testomonies: Why I am Pagan.  http://www.helium.com/items/1129031-paganism-pagan-egyptian-paganism

I hope that gives you something to keep you occupied until next time.  Enjoy!  ~Stef