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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, creative writing, diary, Personal, poetry, tarot, Uncategorized

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

book club, Personal, Uncategorized

book club

hi friends!

if you’re following me on twitter you might have already seen my post about it but i wanted to share here too: i’m started an online/twitter/wordpress based book club!

this idea only came to me after joining a book club on twitter come to find that everyone else lived in the same state and was doing regular meets. i felt like i was missing out! so i wanted to start one of my own!

Home Brew Books

(named after a life goal of mine)

if you want to join a group chat on twitter let me know!

(if you have a suggestion for a group chat on a more accessible platform let me know!)

we’ll pick a couple books each month and read them together, gush over our favorites characters, and discuss and analyze them. i’d like to read a range of books from autobiographies and self-help to poetry and fan fiction series.

i’m going to start with Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Pain

(because i jus now bought this and want to read it lol)

but i also just finished reading the alice books by lewis carroll and would LOVE to have others to discuss them with.

i think after each book i’ll post a review/general thoughts here on my blog!

so if you’d like to join me let me know either here or on twitter (@freelovingwitch)!

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.
creative writing, Personal, poetry

Medicated and Mighty

I'm spending the day editing my book and making the final touches on some of the poems, order, and other small details!
I'm honestly amazed with myself for how quickly this is coming together now that I actually have the energy to work on it.
(Thank you Wellbutrin for making me feel alive again.)
Here's another sneak peek at one of the poems that will be in the book; one that I feel suits how I've been feeling this week. Let me know your thoughts!

Store bought neurotransmitters

Are just as valid as homemade

Not being able to make your own

Does not make you weak

And taking the steps to receive help

Doesn't make you broken

It makes you strong as hell

⁃ Medicated and mighty

creative writing, Personal

Crooked Letters – Draft One

The first draft of Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers officially exists in the physical world!

I fell into a bit of a creative slump for a few months while my mental health fluctuated and my medications were rearranged.
But now I’m feeling better than I ever have. I have more motivation, more energy, and more creative pumping through my veins.

Draft one is ready to be edited, rewritten, and expanded.

This is an exciting step forward for me on my journey to publishing this novel!

Love and Light
m.m.t.

Personal

Patreon Updates

Hey there lovelies!

I’ve been working super hard to revamp my Patreon goals and rewards pages so now when you check out my Patreon everything is up to date! If you don’t already know, Patreon is a wonderful website dedicated to creators! Here, you can pledge your support (and gain my undying love and gratitude) to my art and creative passions!

Patreon has helped me to live off of my art since working a full-time job while going to school is a bit unrealistic for my mental health. As some of you may know, I do suffer from PTSD and bipolar disorder. This makes it rather difficult to work in a typical work-place environment (although I am putting in multiple applications a day; I’m just not receiving any calls back yet). But Patreon has helped me in so many ways; not only financially. It’s helped me to realize that there are lovely people out there (yes I’m talking directly to YOU) who care about my creative passions and are willing to support them! That alone is such a gift.

So, without further ado, let me tell you what becoming a patron means for you!

$1 per month: A personalized shout-out on my blog and my twitter feed, access to all of my other social media accounts, and access to the patron-only feed where I run polls and post other goodies for you lovelies. And, of course, my undying love and gratitude.

$2 per month: Previous tier access and my love and gratitude multiplied by two (that’s a whole lotta love) (kudos if you got my Led Zeppelin reference becasue I think I’m funny).

$5 per month: Previous tier access, discounts on my editing services and on my Etsy shop, and access to my personal vault where I have never before seen writings and half thoughts.

$10 per month: Previous tier access and a unique commission! This means you’ll get a unique story, poem, or fan fiction written just for you. This can be any sort of subject matter or have your own original characters! the sky’s the limit!

$15 per month: Previous tier access and a unique, wood-burned crystal box with crystals picked intuitively just for you!

$20 per month: Previous tier access, access to the first drafts of my letter for my book, and a custom order off my Etsy shop!

$50 per month: Previous tier access and a copy of the first published edition of my novel!!!

All reward tiers gain access to the previous tier meaning if you pledge $20 per month you receive a personalized shout out, access to my writing vault, discounts on my editing services and my Etsy shop, a unique commissioned story, a wood-burned crystal box, AND a custom order from my Etsy shop! That’s a whole lot of goodies and, of course, as always, my undying love and gratitude!

So, if you’d like, you can check out my Patreon page and start receiving all these goodies today!

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.