Write like a girl
Good news - the shitty first draft of the next book (working title - SHE Power) is just pages from being finished...OH YEAH. For the last year and a bit, I'd been working on a book called Untamed, I poured my heart and guts into it (and there was deffo some blood, sweat and tears too) I got to the edit stage and everything, but this new book, SHE Power, made it super-clear that it needed to be written first.
To say I was pissed was an understatement.
Not only was SHE giving me 4am booty calls with downloads for this new book, the actuality of dating and making sweet word love with another book not only made me feel like I was cheating on Untamed, it was going to take another bloody nine months at the very least to write and complete.
That is 'til I decided to write SHE Power TOTALLY in tune with both the moon and my menstrual cycle. Yep, if I was going to write a book about connecting with SHE, the divine feminine and using your cyclic superpowers to create an amazing life, I figured I'd also use it to create an amazing book. And let me tell you this book is going to be amazing x 10000. I know this because what I'm sharing in the book are some o' the tools and insights that I used to write it.
Now, I love writing books, it's what I do, I've written over 25 of them, but writing the shitty first draft of SHE power has been awesome and dare I say it, easy. Yep, I said it. I worked with my lady-rhythms to write a freakin' book in 2 months. It might be a shitty first draft, but right now, there are 62,543 words of potential that are going to be of significantly more use on paper, than they are staying in my head. It was easy because I'd done the prep work. And this is how YOU can do the prep work if you're writing a book, creating a new product or starting a new project.
Explore Your Lady Landscape. (No, this isn't a euphemism, but FYI: it IS a kick-ass 28 day immersion into yourself that will be running again from May 16th 2014 - yep, registration has officially opened - click here for more deets.) Get to know your lady rhythms - your breath, the moon cycles, the seasons, your menstrual cycle - these are your insta-connection to SHE, to the divine, to the ancient feminine wisdom that has gone before you - because when you do, you become a charmed and dangerous (in the best possible way), manifesting maven who can get shit done from a place of deep spiritual knowing - and this lady, is your you-nique-to-you SHE power and you can use it in business, your relationships and well...even to write a book.
I plugged myself fully into my SHE Power, made a date with the divine at my desk, lit her candles and Lady Naga incense - they're her favourites, set a super-clear intention for our work together and worked in total delicious flow with my lady rhythms. I knew when to conceptualise, when I had to just get hot and heavy with the words, when I was able to open my heart, be vulnerable and tell my truth in front of the screen and most importantly, I knew when to play hard to get because there was a big-ass chance my inner critic would pay an impromptu visit during word play, and...well, you don't want a blow-by-blow account of all the things you're doing wrong when you're just about to get to the good bit, do you?
Writing my shitty first book draft has been a TOTAL pleasure because I've written in tune with my lady rhythms.
If you dig the idea of using your very own SHE power (the good news is, ALL of lady-kind has access to it, whether you bleed or not) to write a book, to manifest a dream date or to create an amazing life, and can't wait to find out more, the bad news is the book won't be out 'til Autumn 2014. Boo.
The good news is that you can come to SHE School this Thursday for Class 4 of the Crack Your Lady Code series - Menstruation: Sorcery, spirituality, self-care and feminine leadership - it's live at 8pm GMT on Thursday 24th April, and don't fret if you can't make it live, you'll receive the recording direct to your inbox within 48 hours. Hurrah.
Do you track your menstrual cycle? Do you know when you're able to rock out or when you need to chill out? Maybe you're a wonder witch and work with the moon phases - I'd LOVE to hear your experience, please share in the comments below, lady!