I’ve forever been a fan of the moon, but recently, I’ve been a bit moon-obsessed. I mean, the moon cycle was one of the first methods people used to tell time. And after getting into witchcraft, I learned that different moon phases have different associations, which I now try to incorporate in my life as much as possible. And, of course, that includes writing, which I get to share with all of you!
The start of the moon cycle. Many people have different ideas of what the new moon is, but for me, that’s when the moon is completely dark and can’t be seen in the sky. The new moon represents new beginnings, so this is a good time to:
- Start new projects, chapters, scenes…
- Try out new schedules or marketing strategies
When the moon is waxing, it’s going from new to full. Because of this, it’s the best time to increase anything. However, decreasing might be a little tougher, so save that technical work for later.
- Add a ton of words to your work
- Get lots of planning done
- Go crazy on character development
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Okay, so, nice thing about the full moon? It enhances everything. It’s just that powerful. Write, revise, edit, market…heck, you could even use this time to rest and focus on you. It’s all enhanced. Full moon FTW.
This is when the moon goes from full to new. As such, decreasing is the keyword here, which makes adding to your project a little more difficult. Instead, try:
- Getting some editing out of the way
- Finish up projects
- Do some research
- Put on those finishing touches
Now, of course, you don’t have to follow this schedule to a T (I definitely don’t). Do whatever you feel is right! But if you feel like writing with the moon on your side, you might want to give this a try. Lemme know how it works for you!