August is the beginning of harvesting. It is time to start gathering up what has been planted and grown all year. The full moon, which is fast approaching, is about sharing the fruits of your labors.
With the waxing moon it is a build up of energy towards the full moon. It is about getting prepared to share what you have been doing and what you have accomplished. As the energy shifts to the full moon, I'm starting to feel pressure to accomplish more.
While I've been working on the creative story telling since the waning moon last month, I'm starting to feel the pressure to get some of the other things done on my list. I have the third poetry book to finish selecting the poems, finalize the cover, work on the Defenders series, marketing tasks like press releases and a myriad of other things.
This is the time when my energy becomes more frenzied with getting things done. I usually feel like I'm not getting enough done and then when the full moon is full force I'm overwhelmed with all the energy.
From the waning moon in July until now, I've been working on a story. It is now over 83,000 words and I'm down to a final scene. It is the culminating battle which is going to have a lot of layers to it. I know what I want to happen but I'm struggling with getting it on paper. One of the things I feel I need to do is map it out. I've done this with other battle scenes. Seeing on paper where people are in connection with each other and the landscapes helps me get it down on paper.
I'm hoping to write the final scene, or section really as there will be a lot of little scenes within this last part, before the full moon. I feel like it is the culmination of the dark moon energy that needs to be done by then. I've got all the components it is just a matter of getting it all down on paper. It will mean I've gotten a rough draft of a novel done in just about three weeks.
Rough draft is one thing. There are about a thousand steps from the rough draft to publication but I think this is a good start on this project. I'm looking forward to seeing it through. I guess I'm harvesting a novel with this full moon.
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