Me

Losing

Four years ago when I woke in the wee hours of the morning after the 2016 presidential election to find out Donald Trump had been called as the winner and the House and Senate both went red, I sobbed. I was not crying because the candidates I voted and hoped for did not win, I… Continue reading Losing

Me

It’s Been A Lot

Things in the world are weird right now, so Husband and I decided to make things even weirder and sell our house. Actually it's something we've been thinking about for quite a while, and with remote work and the general state of the world, now is just a great time to finally get out of… Continue reading It’s Been A Lot

Me

The End of A Non-Existent Summer

Labor Day signifies the "end" of summer in much of the US. A last hurrah, usually marked with a party doing outdoor, summery things a final time before settling down into the coziness of fall. (Unless you live in the southern US where it will be summer for at least another month, if not two.)… Continue reading The End of A Non-Existent Summer

Me

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!

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

Me, nanowrimo

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

Me, Writing

I Am A Fraud

It is finally out in the open. The truth. The freezing, solid veracity. I am a faker, an imposter, a montebank! And if you are reading this now, I must apologize, for I am swindling you this very instant. You see, you are reading these words, and I have written them, but lo, I am… Continue reading I Am A Fraud

Me

My Heart Goes Out To The Protesters

It's weird how almost universally people can watch or read something like The Hunger Games and side with Katniss and the rebellion, but when the opportunity comes up in real life, they're rooting on The Capital even when they're not a part of it. What can I even say? Sitting here in my suburban home,… Continue reading My Heart Goes Out To The Protesters

Me

Warning: This Is A Feel Good Post

Who I am and who I want to be are different, no doubt, but they get a little closer on the spectrum of person as time goes on. Not consistently, mind you, but on average. Someone reminded me today that I'm "doing the damn thing," and ya know what? Hell yeah, I am! I've wanted… Continue reading Warning: This Is A Feel Good Post

Me, Rant

Questions On Georgia’s HB 481, The Heartbeat Bill

It's been a long time since I blogged, mostly because I have a lot of strong feelings about politics, but didn't want to share them here, so I said nothing. But this is my breaking point. Sorry, not sorry. I’ve wanted to have a baby for some time now. Husband and I have been married… Continue reading Questions On Georgia’s HB 481, The Heartbeat Bill