Have you seen that big-ass full moon out there?! It's in Taurus, it's powerful so be sure to drink lots o' water as it'll help whatever needs to flow through you - grief, joy, happiness, rage + all the other trillions of emotions in between - to, well..y'know, flow
I've been writing + have used the juju from this last supermoon o' the year to submit my new creative project to some very awesome people who I'd LOVE to work + collaborate with, if you feel called please feel free to send ALL your ladymagic + SHEpower to help it become real + alive in the world!
Talking of writing + ladymagic, there was a time when I used to ache for my voice to be heard. To be a published author. I wanted more than anything to be able to fully express myself – the glory, the pain + the exquisite in-between space – and share my truth from deep down in my heart + gut with the world. But for so long I got the fear. Big crazy-ass fear. Fear so paralysing, I became a writer-for-hire and wrote Justin Bieber annuals. True Fact. On paper, and in my every day life, I self-edited + censored my vulnerable + rawSHE-powered voice so that I was likeable, loveable, acceptable. It was a bullshit existence, because what I know now, that I didn’t know then, was that you will never be an in-your-power, totally-of-service badass if you are not sharing your from the heart + guts truth – no matter how messy, imperfect + not-likeable it might appear. Now, when you dare to get truthful with your story, something amazing happens. You create space. A space for your voice – the unedited, SHE-powered, straight-from-the-heart-and-guts voice – to speak without fear of ridicule, silencing or censorship. Oh yeah. But then, and this is where it gets really badass, if you unlock your fiercely feminine superpowers (these are accessed through the phases of the moon + your menstrual cycle) not only do you feel like every woman who has gone before you who has NOT told her story has totally got your back, you are luna-led + SHE-powered. You are a force o’ nature. Mumma Nature. And basically, shit gets sacred pretty quickly.
But while it’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do + you know the world will be better because of your story, in fact, you have the greatest of intentions, you’ve bought how-to books (except they’re gathering dust on a shelf), you’ve signed up to e-courses (except they’re unopened on your desktop), yet you’re able to find a gazillion reasons as to why you can’t write your book. They may, or may not, include the following:
“I’ve not got enough time…” “I can’t spell…” “I’m not a good enough writer…” ” What if no one wants to buy it?”
I hear you.
Which is why I’m sharing my one word, fail-safe secret to turning your incredible book idea in your head into an actual hold-in-your-hand book. You want in? Come close – do you like my perfume? It’s Hugo Boss Red – let me whisper in your ear… Drum roll please…
Now, I’m an only child so the whole ‘sharing’ thing didn’t come terribly easy to me at first, but hands down, it is the reason I’m a published author and not someone who talks about being a published author.
Yep, Think Pink, the first book in the Lola Love series for teen girls, was in my head for 2 whole years before I put pen to paper. I was petrified people would laugh at me, that they’d think it was a silly idea or tell me that I couldn’t write, so, to save face, I talked about writing a book. A lot.
That was until I discovered an online group of writers, a word-loving girl-gang who totally had each other’s back. They gave me the space and permission to play, date and basically make out with my book idea – heavy petting was actively encouraged. We shared techniques, we busted our fears and we told our stories.
Then, guess what? I wrote a freakin’ book. I say a book, it was a VERY shitty first draft – and yes, that’s totally a book writing term – that later turned into a book that was published by HarperCollins, that then turned into a bestselling series, that has now currently sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
Which is why I can think of no better way to tell your story and write your freakin’ book than to team up with like-minded SHEloves this November for Write Your Freakin' Heart (+ Guts) Out.
Think of The Artist’s Way, make it specifically for women, then add practical teachings that will help you to write + tell YOUR story – from the heart + guts. Call in some kick-ass spiritual home-girls like Mary Magdalene, Kali Ma + Joan o’ Arc actually call in ALL the women whose stories have been censored + edited throughout history, add a HUGE helping of ancient feminine wisdom made totally relevant for modern women like me and you who juggle mummahood, careers, relationships and well…life, mix well with exercises that will create new paths into the creative process and that, ladylove, is where the magic WILL happen.
I've just watched 8 minutes of the divine Marianne Williamson speak out about the need for women's stories + the need for women's voices to be heard, how a new vortex of priestesshood is rising - it's really powerful, I urge you to watch it HERE - we're being called to be the revelation AND the revolution, and we can't do it alone. Which is why I am creating a Taylor Swift-inspired girl squad of writers + magic makers who support, love + totally have each others back as we unfold, unravel, make word medicine for ourselves, for each other + for the world this November...who's in? Head over to WRITE YOUR FREAKIN' HEART (+ GUTS) OUT to read more + to sign up!