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the home brew – submissions OPEN

what is UP theydies and gentlethems? i hope you’re all having a lovely week.

usually today i’d do a ~cozy post~ but i’m interrupting our usual programming for an announcement from The Home Brew

SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE ONE CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 22.

(submissions are ABSOLUTELY still welcome but they will be pushed back to the second issue!)

i have received some of the most beautiful pieces of art i have ever seen, i absolutely love this. i am so excited to be able to create a community of rad human artists and creatives and give us a space to GROW as artists and as people! thank you for sharing your soul work with me!

“a monthly literary and art publication coming soon to a browser near you (and maybe even as a physical zine!)

The Home Brew is here to be creative cauldron of ideas. a place where the voices of those in the shadows can come together and meld into something magical.

i’m hoping to discuss topics such as:

spirituality

mental health awareness

LGBTQ+ lifestyle

cozy witchcraft

modern poetry

mixed media/digital art

photography

and whatever else we can come up with together”

all mediums are welcome! the submissions info is as follows:

• email me: freelovingwitch@gmail.com

in the email – use the subject SUBMISSION – and include the following:

• who are you? (name, pronouns, passions, whatever you’d like everyone to know about you)

• what are you submitting? (is it a song? a poetry collection? a website? an entire soundcloud account/album? let me know) describe it!

• what’s your creative process like?

• what would you like to say about what you’re submitting

• links to promote you (blog, twitter handle, insta name, etc)

• something that makes you YOU! what is your passions what is your purpose what pushes you to create!

attach any links or files you’d like to be reviewed and anything else you’d like me to know.

let’s cultivate a space for art together 🌻

mmt

cozy blogging, Personal, soft and powerful

habit tracking

wow today’s gonna be a toughie.

i overSLEPT. i got about 13 hours of sleep and woo boy i feel like garbage.

today’s post is relatively similar to yesterday’s — i want to talk about habit tracking.

yes, i know, this is just boring part of cozy routines but hey o y’all get to have the ~depression experience~ today so enjoy!

theydies and gentlethems this is why habit tracking crucial – even in the days when you wake up with zero spoons, you’re cozy routines and habit tracking will give you something to fall back on. you can literally SEE what you accomplished yesterday and what you CAN accomplish today. even if it’s just a bit smaller.

this is also why i prescribe to the “no zero-day” philosophy! (we did it, reddit)

so yesterday i my lil habit tracker tells me i:

• woke up on time

• got my walk in or hit my step goal

• smoked 🙁

• did my tarot spread

• took a shower

• did duolingo

• (worked) on mySELF

• wrote

• meditated

• worked on my blog

• read

• worked on my zine

• took all my meds

• and stayed sober!

so: even though yesterday i had about 6 spoons and today i feel like i only have 3; i can still rely on my habit tracking to keep ME on track and growing in the right direction.

so, no i didn’t wake up on time today. but i can continue to stay sober. i can keep my streak going on duolingo – it only takes like ten minutes bitch you got this. i find peace in meditation and tarot reading and i’ve already worked those into my morning routine AND my lover and i are going on a walk after dinner this evening.

granted:

• it’ll probably be a shorter walk

• i already smoked 🙁

• i spent less time dedicated to tarot and meditation today

• and sobriety is harder today…

but baby steps are still progress and that’s we’re doing here.

(wanna see something cute?

she’s laying on me as a cat bed while i write this. pet therapy at its finest.)

overall babes, i hope you find SOMETHING that helps you help yourself grow.

big fanatical plans and organizational habits were so enticing and i bought every planner and stationary set i could find but damn your bitch is TIRED. (and broke lol) but honestly this is something that actually seems helpful to me right now and i thought maybe it could help you too.

let me know what kind of hinges you like to track in your planner or what magickal things you like to keep in your routine! i love chatting with y’all 🌱🖤

mmt

artists, Personal

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: we’re starting a collective! #WritingCommunity #ArtShare

welcome back – or hello there – theydies and gentlethems! we’re doing a spotlight promo today because i really loved sharing Luna’s story and i want more of YOUR art to share together! let me hype up your work and add you and your links to the bookshelf or gallery!

so here’s how it works:

you send me an email — check out the submissions tab — and hit me up with ALL your links and some snippets of your work. i do a full length post about you and add your name and links to the collective tabs! it’s kind of awesome. really, the goal is to create an amazing community where we can all share each other’s passion and work and talent and we can celebrate our creativity together!

THE MEDIUM DOES NOT MATTER

i will host ALL FORMS OF ART.

personal writing, prose, poetry, short stories, guest blog posts, mixed media art, collage, music, painting, embroidery, the possibilities are so exciting to me!

SUBMISSION ENTRIES ARE FREE

eventually i’m hoping to be able to HOST AND PROMOTE/PUBLISH all of our work and help indie creators get the starting tools they need. i don’t know what this collective will turn into in the future but for now it’s open and accessible to all.

SHARE YOUR STORY

i’m so excited to see what you all create!

— mmt

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support updates and a little more about me! 🖤

hello lovebugs! emmy here!

i just wanted to drop by to tell you all about the work i’ve been doing today! first of all THANK YOU ALL who have been supporting me through the beginning of this year; it’s been a rough one but i’m back to being better than ever and ready to get back to creating regularly!

i updated my patreon support page and tiers and goals!

there you will find all of the creative content i offer as a freelance creator!

” and uh what exactly is a freelance creator?” you maybe asking yourself – well it’s my pleasure to tell you.

i offer a variety of services on a case by case basis.
i write, edit, read tarot cards, and make custom art in several different mediums.

i write:
* poetry
* custom short stories
* custom essays
* custom fanfic
* original prose
and so much more!

i can also edit YOUR:
* essays
* prose
* blog posts
* shop descriptions
* creative writings
and so much more!

my favorite crafts to make are:
* dream catchers
* embroidery hoops
* fluid paintings
* tie dyes
* and anything else we can come up with together!

I love reading tarot cards and i’m very passionate about creating a wholesome and affirming experience with you. i’ve made several custom spreads and i have a few ready made ones on my shop!

you can also find all my handmade art and other services there, too!

CROOKED LETTERS TO CROOKED LOVERS IS FINISHED!!!

if you have no idea what i’m taking about you should explore my page more! it’s my poetry debut!!! and it will be available April 24th! (my 5 year anniversary clean from self harm and disordered eating 💕)

but if you’re too impatient (like me) there’s a snippet of it up available NOW! find it here!!! this is also where i’ll be posting more poetry, essays, and short stories.

i have so much love for all the support you’ve shown my blog and my writing and my art and my passions. i’m excited to be taking another step forward in my goals. i hope you’ll join me.

much love.

mmt

creative writing, diary, Personal, poetry

3/25/2019 — monday

7:54pm

yowza it’s been a while since i’ve written properly

i have so many things to update you on diary…. my life’s been a wild whirlwind and i’m loving it

i haven’t done a tarot of the week in so long — but i try to do a tarot of the day on my instagram everyday so definitely check that out if you like some witchy good vibes every morning

anywho

i got the proofs for Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers (my poetry collection) it’s still set to debut april 24!!!!!!

i’m so exciting i actually spent most of the day crying happy, emotional tears

this is such a big step

if you’d like – i have a pretty large snippet posted on payhip!!! it’s only $3 and you get access to almost the entire manuscript! A WHOLE MONTH EARLY!!!!

i’m so excited to share it with all of you 🖤

wowza what else

i’ve been freelancing again!

writing, editing, promos, art, tarot readings, and so much more! i love sharing my passions and crafts 💭

i’ve been going through some

~personal drama~

and honestly, it’s really taking a toll on me

my heart feels so heavy all the time lately

i miss my girl but…. i can’t do that anymore

no

i won’t do that here

i have so many good things shining in my future and i’m not giving up on that now

i’m so proud of myself

honestly i’m so content

my heart might feel heavy but it’s healing

i love y’all lots 💕

mmt

Personal, tarot

the week ahead tarot (8/20/2018)

happy monday lovely souls 🌸

every monday from here on out i’m hoping to do a “the week ahead” tarot spread! it’ll be a three card spread with my “everyday witch” tarot deck and it will use the outline below:

this week i drew these cards:

in the first position: the king of wands

in the second position: the seven of swords

in the third position: strength

my goal for the week is represented by the king of wands. determined. he knows what he wants, how to get there, and what he’ll accomplish when it’s all said and done. my goal for this week is to put some amazing, creative, and productive plans in place for my future. i want everything lined up and ready to go once my new job and new semester start!

my focus this week is represented by the seven of swords. some sort of mischief is a foot and i feel something off in my gut. it’s time to really analyze the full picture – trust my guy but stop jumping to terrible conclusions. i need to trust my instincts in this endeavor and stop holding myself back.

my work for this week is represented by strength. damn what an amazing energy. this is the universe’s gentle reminder that i’m far more powerful than i let myself believe. i have the power to thrive.

let me know how your week unfolds 💞

love and light,

m.m.t.

Personal

hello again

hello again lovelies.

it has been so long since i last spoke with you all and i truly do miss you. my life has been a whirlwind (cancer season left me in an emotional rut) but leo season is swiftly upon us and i’m ready to reignite my fire.

i’m working on softening my heart and working on falling back in love with myself. i fell off the wagon with some of my 2018 goals but i think everyday is the perfect day to get back up and start anew so that’s what i’m doing – putting one foot in front of the other.

hopefully i’ll be able to stick to a schedule and routine this upcoming week and i’ll try to post here regularly to keep you all updated (and myself accountable!!!)

cosmic witchery should be back up and running by the end of the month!!! my lovely little craft shop should get some updates and some fresh love now that i’m starting to recharge.

i’ll also be back on my poetry grind so be prepared for more poems (i’ll be on the look out for some beta readers/editors soon!)

love and light;

m.m.t.

Personal

The Year Ahead

Happy 2018!
Wow it felt weird to type that and honestly it probably won’t be until around April that I stop typing “2017” and having to edit it all.
I know I’m posting this a few days after the first, but I’ve been in bed sick all week and am just finally starting to get up and about again. I just wanted to take this time to wish you all a wonderful new year filled with excitement and lovely adventures!
I also wanted to make myself a little list of goals and resolutions to make this the perfect cliche New Years post.
So without further ado –
Some things I’m hoping to make solid habits in 2018:
  • less drinking
  • no smoking
  • yoga every damn day
  • 60 minutes of cardio every day
  • 10K steps a day
  • stop eating out
  • eat healthier
  • drink more water
  • read more for pleasure instead of just school books
  • make and stick to a budget
  • write more
  • craft more
  • establish a good nightly routine (take off my damn makeup and wash my face, do some yoga and de-stress from the day, all that good shit)
And some goals:
  • finish my poetry book and hit that damn publish button
  • feel happier and healthier
  • move out on my own
  • read 20(ish) books
  • establish my Etsy shop
  • establish my collaboration project with Will
I’ve set some pretty hefty goals for myself but I’m thinking if I work a little bit each and every day all the things I want to do are most definitely achievable. I’m also hoping to be more active on social media (including this blog) because I love writing out blog posts I just never really got into a good rhythm with it. So this year I’m hoping to find my groove and stick to it!
Let me know what your goals are for the year ahead or what your looking forward to the most! Also, if you have any book recommendations I’d LOVE to hear them – I’m always looking for something new to read!
love and light,
m.m.t.
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About the Author || Commissions

Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to create this quick post so that every one could get to know me a little bit better and so that I could share with you about my writing commissions!

My name is Megan Marie and I am a 20 year old student, writer, creator, and cat mom. I am a junior in college working towards a double major in Literary Studies and Sociology. I absolutely adore writing. Nothing has ever made as much sense as when I have a pen in my hand, allowing myself to write freely and openly. For the past three years I’ve been bouncing ideas around for a large-scale project and I’ve finally penned an outline for my first novel! It’s entitled Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers and it tells the story of navigating life and relationships after abuse. It’s a very personal project, very close to my heart, and it has taken a long time to find the courage to put those words on paper and share them with the rest of the world.

I also craft a lot, too! I hand-make unique jewelry and dream catchers and other witchy essentials. Crafting and creating things by hand became another very important aspect of my life, next to my writing, when I became very ill during my last year of high school.

Chronic illness is a part of my life, it’s part of who I am. It’s not always the part I’d like to define myself as such as with “writer” or “student” or “creator”; but it’s a major part of who I am and it influences my day to day life. Writing and crafting are things that help me cope, help me live, and I love being able to share my journey with others.

So a little bit more about me in the present and about my commissions! I am currently in-between jobs and struggling to maintain an active presence in my schooling due to my mental illnesses. Right now, I am living with parents and trying to find a way to work until school begins again in the fall. My goal is to save up enough money to move up north to Humboldt County with my lovely datemate and my precious furbaby! So, as of right now, I’m opening up my writing commissions!

Prices for writing commissions are as follows:

  • Short story (~1000 words): $15
  • Short story (~2000 words): $20
  • Poem (2 stanzas): $15
  • Poem (4 stanzas): $20
  • Acrostic poem (1 word/name): $10
  • Acrostic phrase poem (1 phase/sentence): $25
  • Prose piece (300-500 words): $10

If you like to more information you can email me at piles.papers@gmail.com or simply leave a comment below!

I also do freelance editing work at PilesofPapers on Etsy!
And if you’d like to check out some of my crafts they can be found at CosmicWitchery on Etsy, as well!

If you would like to support me and my writing I also have a Patreon account where I share updates about my novel – I’d love for you to check it out. And if you like my writing and my blog and all of my free content; I would greatly appreciate if you would consider supporting me on Ko-fi – I truly do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Love and light,
m.m.t.

creative writing, Personal

Crooked Letters Updates – Patreon Support

My debut novel Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers is in the works!
And now, you can help me bring it to life and get some exclusive content by becoming a patron on Patreon!

What becoming a patron means for you!

  • Access to my other writing social media accounts where I share snippets of my works in progress, half thoughts, and abstract lines of unfinished poetry.
  • Access to my vault! This is my personal file of of my old drafts, poems, and short stories. This means access to never before seen writing by me!
  • Access to unpublished first drafts of the letters! Be the first (and sometimes only) people to see the original drafts and poems that later become the letters in the novel.
  • Discounts on my freelance editing services! Copy editing and content editing for essays, short stories, blog posts, and so much more.
  • Early access to the first official copy of Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers!
  • My undying and eternal love and appreciation! From the bottom of my heart, I truly do appreciate everyone who decides to become a patron or shares my story. You all me the world to me. Thank you all.

Love and light,

m.m.t.