This blog is part of the Scáth na Feannóige/Shadow of the Hooded Crow project exploring fénnidecht as a practice to follow the War Goddessses, Badb, Macha and the Morrígan whose name is Anann. This is a less formal place for me to discuss various issues of interest to someone on a modern version of the Outlaw warrior path such as physical training, history, Old Irish literature, pop culture inspirations, werewolves, ecstatic trance (okay, I find that one tough to write about but I may try), gender issues the wilderness....


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Not writing except to write about writing

Okay, one big issue with posting here is how to I follow up the last post? I mean *swoons*

The other is, I'm supposed to be writing something for hard copy, so I've backed off some of my online writing. But I'm sort of stuck on Teh Project and maybe some venting and "thinking out loud" or "in sight" or whatever, will help? Maybe, maybe not.

But likely I'll be doing some speculating, because some of this needs some feedback. I mean, if I'm writing something no one is going to read other than a few friends, then I might back off and focus on other things, sharing with those friends in a more informal manner.

So the major question coming up: are you interested in a book about how women can aspire on the Gaelic warrior path that doesn't give any of the fantasy that the ancient Gaelic world was filled with wall to wall women warriors? One that uses story as inspiration, but remembers that they are stories? That looks for what clues to real women warriors there might have been but admits the evidence is sparse to non-existent no matter what even some Celtic scholars have wanted to believe?

Or, how about this: Do you want such a book that also says you have to be able to fight and that "warrior" doesn't just refer to being emotionally empowered? A book that includes discussion of fitness, martial arts, self-defense and weapons...including firearms? Okay, if you've been here awhile I'm thinking that maybe you do want that, but that brings us back to "a few friends." ~;p

In relation to the last questions, I'm also getting my AFAA Personal Trainer certification reinstated. This will likely affect some of my blogging activity, as well as some of the content of Teh Project, whether it affects my income or not is another matter, given my location and the general economic atmosphere. I guess another question is: If Teh Project gets published, are you interested in a companion fitness workbook? ~;p I mean, I gotta do SOMETHING with this thing. Or maybe I'll dump this and do that instead.

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