Celebrating the Oceans

fd140716purplesunset2Today I’m celebrating the Feast Day of Yemaya, Goddess of the Oceans. Some friends and I are going to our favorite beach to leave offerings. Our oceans need some love. They’ve been polluted with plastic, other trash, and chemicals. There’s a lot of attention being paid to the importance of protecting fresh water right now, and I feel that’s very valid. I also encourage the protection and clean-up of our seas. Besides watching over her beloved oceans, Yemaya is also a Goddess of healing, something else which is much needed in our world. So, blessings of healing and water to you!

Yemaya is one of the Goddesses included in my current nonfiction WIP, The Heart of the Goddess. I’m continuing to make steady progress on the draft, and I’m now at 86,300 words, on the way to a target of 120K or so. I should be able to finish the draft by the end of September or so. That will keep me on track for November publication. We’re doing the book cover photo shoot this weekend – at the ocean, of course!

My other projects are well underway, too. I’m up to date with blogging. We’re promoting our upcoming free online workshop, and working on the ebook that comes out on 9/19. I have a long list of things to do, and yet I’m staying focused and not letting myself get overwhelmed.

Wednesday gratitude: I’m thankful for the oceans, my favorite beach, Yemaya, good friends to celebrate with, rain, my beloved cats, my trusty mini-van, the progress I’m making on the book, my Mom, Quester doing the dishes, and my daughter being willing to be our book cover model. Thanks, Universe!

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