Hello, fellow kids. Did I use the "nah fam" thing correctly? I'm old and bad at titles, so you get what you get. That awkwardness aside, let's get to the real controversy: Valhalla is overrated. I don't get the obsession. Come at me. Our Sights Were Set on Valhalla I'm an Army brat and a … Continue reading Valhalla or Bust? Nah fam.
Well, this past month has been yet another roller coaster of chaos. Thankfully, it's been the good kind (mostly, anyway). Today I'm pretty useless at work because I'm hella distracted by book updates, and I'm thrilled to share with you another little tale of impossible encounters. But first. . . the book is available for … Continue reading The Book is Actually Happening!
Aieeee, the last few months have been wild in the best possible way! The first round of revisions for the book are complete and I'm beside myself with excitement for this project to be released into the wild. Llewellyn has dubbed it Loki and Sigyn: Lessons on Chaos, Laughter, and Loyalty from the Norse Gods. … Continue reading Beware the Bread! (or Why a Lokean Shouldn’t be Let Loose in the Woods)
It would appear that this book thing is legit. Ever since signing the contract with Llewellyn, I've been damn near convinced that the universe is playing some absurd cosmic prank on me. The weeks following submission of the first draft sparked a new wave of anxiety. I've been a Llewellyn reader and familiar with their … Continue reading Odds and (Mostly Split) Ends
Apparently I need Big Projects to focus my brain, otherwise I have to, like, deal with my unfettered thoughts. The first several days after submitting the manuscript, I was in pure decompression mode. While I genuinely enjoyed writing a whole ass book for and about Loki and Sigyn, it took more of a toll than … Continue reading Brief Glimpse Inside My Head
In today's episode of "I Swear I'm Not Making Any of This Up," I have a story to tell about a ring. I've written before about the rings I wear to represent the oaths I've made with Loki. They're a constant presence on my finger, and they mean quite a lot to me for a … Continue reading A Gift for a Gift
If you're interested in my Big Thoughts about the idiot with the valknut and Mjolnir tattoos, check out my article on Patheos about it. I encourage you to read it primarily because a friend in the Northeast Heathen Community made a hugely important point about the bigger issue: the headdress that's being mocked as a … Continue reading About the Capitol Coup
Glad Yule! Today we find ourselves at the turning of the wheel, and thank the gods for that because I don't think we can take any more of the nonsense this year has brought. Case in point: let me tell you what happens when you let a Lokian into the kitchen. I tend to do … Continue reading Just Keep Stirring!
A month and a half 'til deadline, and I'm feeling eerily calm and confident about The Book. This can only mean one thing: DOOM. Granted, the doom isn't going to be missing my deadline. The first manuscript will absolutely be finished and submitted by 14 Jan. No, it's going to come when the editors at … Continue reading L̴̳̱͔̘͊͘o̴̜̰̠͍̩͒̑̈́͝k̷̢̲̘̄̔̑ḯ̷̢̲̦͍̈́͝ and Ö̴̜́͒d̶̩̗̜̔h̷̝̻̫̱̫̍̈́̈̆̕ǐ̶̡̞̜̹̿ǹ̷͖̬ň̵̨̫͎̰̇̿͆̈
Humor has always been my method of dealing with fear and trauma. Having grown up in an abusive household and dealing with terror almost daily, I'm pretty damn adept at diffusing tense or heavy situations with a bit of dry snark. My default reaction to anything stressful is to keep a level head and make … Continue reading Living the Dream One Nightmare at a Time