Happy Wednesday! Spring has finally sprung here in the northern hemisphere, yay!
So today I’m admitting defeat for NaNoEdMo and the Edit March with WriYe. I hate editing. And, to be fair, my WIPs aren’t really editable at the moment. They’re too scattered and incomplete. They need fresh content, which requires a shit-ton of research. Here’s where the benefits of my work come into play.
Yesterday I bought two books (they had to be ordered, naturally):
- Handfasting and Wedding Rituals: Welcoming Hera’s Blessing by Raven Kaldera and Tannin Schwartzstein
- RitualCraft: Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
Both can be used for the ministry side job, but I needed something serious for writing research. These will prove extraordinarily useful for my own path, as well. Handfasting is over 300 pages, and RitualCraft is over 600. Pretty confident I can find what I need here. If not, then I’ll have to look further.
So, moving forward with a renewed sense of writing ability, March saw very little editing. April, on the other hand, will get some new content on the page. Although I’m not sure if I’m going to officially do Camp #1, any new words are good words – no matter how bad they suck.
What are some of your research “bibles”?