The grave bell’s ringing…

Another day, another rebranding. This one is sticking though, cause there's a paid-for URL to go with it.

We're L'Oiseau de Feu now! Whoo!

I decided I wanted an umbrella brand to do everything under. And a less common wording for Firebird became the brand, because I'm learning to give myself second chances.

I've been thinking for some time about The Side Hustle™ and decided that it would all fall under the L'Oiseau de Feu banner. So you're hopefully going to start seeing more content here, more regularly.

I have ideas lined up for content, including a regular feature, and a revival of my Undead Darlings idea...possibly with a new name, due to the fact that there's apparently a video game in development using the same name. I'm accepting replacement ideas.

One of the regular things I hope to start including is a monthly update of what I've been up to that month. Things like word counts, samples of photography, and activity online and off.

So far, I've left a really toxic job for a really lovely one. I didn't realise how bad it had gotten, until I made it to this second job and started looking around at my situation. I'd dropped off the radar entirely, across all my social media and this site. I wasn't writing, I wasn't doing much of anything. I was desperately trying to figure out how to kill my desire to keep pursuing creative outlets and consign myself to clocking in, wedging into an uncomfortably small box, clocking out, going home, watching tv, and going to bed to start it all over again and being okay with that.

It didn't work, and I'm so glad it didn't. I  couldn't snuff out the flame.

So now here I am, working on rebuilding my headspace and waiting to see the results of that. I've been writing poems, and flash fiction, and dipping my toes back into participating in writing tags on Twitter. I've also started writing a new WIP, working title is Bootstraps. I'm also taking more photos, building my skill set there, and enjoying seeing the fruits of my labours.

My goals this month include outlining all my currently open WIPs, so that I can write on them more easily, having pre-planned the routes of each of them. If I feel like writing sci-fi, I can pick up the map for CASI and pick up where I want to. Same for the dozens of others I have lined up. I'd also like to hit ten thousand words written this month.

Watch this space!

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