September Finale

Here we are. At the end of our blog along with the wonderful
and inspirational Effy. Happy Birthday dear Effy!! And thank
you for once again hosting the blog along.
I have to admit, and not very willingly I might add, that I really
struggled with putting posts together this time around. Usually,
I might falter with a couple of posts through the month, struggling
to find words and thoughts. But this month was different. I wonder
if it is because of some of the insights I ended up having.
I have loved reading the shared blogs. And thank you to everyone
who has read and commented on my posts.

One of the things that I’ve been pondering through this is do I still
want to stick with “morgainependragon”. In what seems like a lifetime
ago, it was intended to be my pen name, even if just on the interwebs.
Prior to that, I started out writing as “Cerridwyn Grimshawe”. I chose
Cerridwyn (which has various spellings) all the way back around 2004/2005
because she was the first Goddess to call to me. As I researched who she
was, I learned she was the Goddess of knowledge and inspiration, She is
known as The Ruler of the Bards as one page put it. I was just beginning
to be curious about Druidry and the first step is in learning is Bard. I wanted
to and still do want to write stories. Someday, if/when I unearth information
I want to write about my family history. So that seemed to fit my mindset at
the time. Yet when I signed up for NaNoWriMo back in 2005, I chose
Morgaine Pendragon. I was/am a huge King Arthur fan? is that the right word?
I first fell in love with the movie “Excalibur” and later it was “Mists of Avalon”.
Somedays, more so lately, I feel like I am maybe outgrowing using MP. Other
times, I feel like I’m not yet done with it or it with me. So I don’t know. I’m all
set to change it until the moment of doing and then I just can’t bring myself
to do it. It is one of the reasons I was asking for feedback on the word Magpie.

After having the book for about 2 years now, I finally started reading
“Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg. I have only hemmed and hawed
over reading since I got it. Truth be told…I have been afraid to. I heard of the book
a few years back, three? four? who knows. But it was going around the various
groups and blogs and friends’ posts. I had seen some quotes and knew I had to
have it. Once I did though, I couldn’t bring myself to read it. Cynthia Lee of
“Spirit Uncaged” mentioned the book a few days ago and I commented on her post.
She again urged me to read it. If memory serves, she encouraged me to do so once
before. And she is really the main reason I sought out the book to begin with. I’m
only a few chapters in, highlighter handy. I might have go back and read over the
chapters I read last night. More likely I will just move forward and go back through
at a later time.

I figured I had no excuses to wait. If not now, when? In 28 days, I will be turning
52. I’ve put off enough for different reasons and different people. Maybe reading
this book is one small step in doing things differently from now on.
One of the things I read last night is about having the right pen and paper. As pen
and paper addict, this is wild permission to go shopping lol. She recommends
having a fast pen. I am quite picky about my pens and even my paper. I like my
paper smooth and almost creamy like in texture for writing. Pens, I’ve been stuck
on Bic for a long time. I love my Parker, but it does feel slow. I feel like this will give
me an excuse to experiment with different pens and maybe, finally my quills. Are
quill pens fast? I don’t even know.
This is really giving me the idea that I should make that closet a writing nook
instead. I’m antsy to get in there and move things, but I’d rather wait for the
weekend when the Little isn’t here.
I need a trip to the Dollar store. And to Joann’s. A thrift or two would be lovely
as well. I need/want things for my space. I want whatever it will take to get me
in there.

Tomorrow we begin October.
It is also the start of “Prep-tober” wherein we would be prepping for our novels
for NaNoWriMo in November.
I’m hoping that I will also start putting together my Health BuJo. I am pretty sure
that I said a year ago I was going to put one together, and I haven’t done a thing.
I also want to put a Writing BuJu together along with a Story Binder.
I’m hoping to do some of the LB Taster lessons this weekend too.

Happy October Eve!
Thank you for reading.
I will do my best to continue blogging regularly in October. Though it might not be
every day.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna
    Sep 30, 2021 @ 14:01:24

    What an interesting read, I do enjoy your posts. I wonder what you will do about your name, I shall stay tuned with interest. Good luck with preptober!


  2. angelsloveyou
    Sep 30, 2021 @ 14:07:57

    What is a fast pen? I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs and I hope we can continue in October and beyond. It has been fun. I hope you find a name that you feel ok with. I was going to use the name Brian Demph and write sexy stories but I never did. LOL I’m not sure if I finished reading Writing Down the Bones but I liked what I did read.


    • TheForgottenMuse
      Oct 03, 2021 @ 18:15:38

      I’m not totally sure what she means by a fast pen. She does give some examples of slow. One of the reasons I feel like I should re-read these chapters, I feel like I maybe missed something.
      You still can write those stories πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
      As for the name, I think I might be trying too hard, overthinking it, or most likely both lol.
      I do hope to keep up blogging. I did take the last 2 days off though.
      I enjoyed your posts as well ❀


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