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Goodbye, July!

A few things to celebrate: I won Camp NaNoWriMo! Another mostly-finished draft is done, and a future for Vacancy has been sealed. This series still needs a lot of work, but every day forward this month has been a massive step toward its publication date, and that feels amazing. I ended up topping out at… Continue reading Goodbye, July!

Writing

Real Magic – A Short Story

Matilda’s insisted on sticking out to him like a lime green umbrella in the gloom of a rainy autumn afternoon.

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Hitting 50K And Taking A Break – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

I've treated these guys like they're in progress for so long that it's hard to shift over to transformed.

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Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

Day 14 - 3472Day 15 - 1486Day 16 - 3669Day 17 - 588Day 18 - 470Day 19 - 436Day 20 - 1912 Total as of 7/20: 42,170 words I still ended up hitting that mid-month slump because my plot kind of went sideways once again, but I am 1) still ahead of my own schedule… Continue reading Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

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Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

Day 1 - 2571Day 2 - 1042Day 3 - 2011Day 4 - 2684Day 5 - 856Day 6 - 1700Day 7 - 3573Day 8 - 3626Day 9 - 2510Day 10 - 2075Day 11 - 1762Day 12 - 542Day 13 - 5185 Total Word So Far: 30,137 Today I was on fire with my best day so… Continue reading Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

Me

Clean Up

I trashed all my blog drafts, and then dusted them from the trash too. Are you sure you want to permanently delete this? Yes, cloud, BEGONE! I had some drafts from way back in 2018 still sitting around as if current Ashley was going to just pick up right where past Ashley left off. Ridiculous.… Continue reading Clean Up

Self Publishing

She’s All Thaumaturgy is Now Available in Paperback!

It took a few more days because the words just kept coming for this book and so adjustments with the spine and internally formatting had to be made, but She's All Thaumaturgy is finally available in paperback! I've only got a proof copy, so I'm just showing you the ebook cover, but trust me, the… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy is Now Available in Paperback!

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Day 1 - 2571 words. Day 2 - 1042 words. Felt too distracted to do well, issues in my neighborhood made me feel uneasy and paranoid (but the multiple cars that parked outside my house then drove off were probably coincidental and had nothing to do with the right wing crazies around). Spent the day… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

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First Day of CampNaNoWriMo And I’m Feeling Introspective

July is usually exciting. It's both my and Husband's birthday month, it's warm enough to go swimming and do other fun summer activities, and it's Camp NaNo, but in the midst of everything else going on in the world...well, you know. Regardless, I'm using the summer version of National Novel Writing Month to write, write,… Continue reading First Day of CampNaNoWriMo And I’m Feeling Introspective

Writing

She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

In celebration of the release of my second self-published novel, She's All Thaumaturgy (which you can get FREE 6/29/20 - 7/3/20), I wanted to share the first chapter with you, like I did with The Korinniad. Enjoy, Dear Reader! CHAPTER 1 Like most things, on the subject of the origin of dragons there is some… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt