New year, new expectations. Everything's back to zero: page reads, orders, attempts at doing a new thing. January 1st is so full of opportunity, it's practically debilitating. But it's just another day. And just another year. You can start anytime you want, this is all arbitrary, but I am doing a little reset for myself.… Continue reading Everything’s Gonna Be Good Now, Right?
No, not the American Kennel Club. Me. If Sanderson can do this, so can I. (Well, okay, that is a gross overstatement, I just mean I can attempt anything he does because why not?) First, A Retrospective What did I even do in 2022? Well, I actually had to go and look, and it turns… Continue reading State of the AKC 2022
I've been boxing things up for a move. I am so good at this, Dear Reader, it is practically criminal. But there are still some things I fail at because I'm human, and being human sucks. So I have a couple stacks of boxes I never unpacked. Most of them were taped up in September… Continue reading Letting Go of Someday
Maybe I'm delusional, maybe I suck, maybe I should stop. These are the thoughts. They're the worst thoughts. They feel heavy and burdensome and intense. Some days they're very quiet though, and I like those days. Other days they're like that gas-powered leaf blower that your neighbor just bought and loves more than his wife… Continue reading Maybe I’m Awful
July and August have sort of sucked. There's no sugar coating any of it. I've tried to stay active in some ways, and I've totally receded from others. All of it has been in an attempt to cultivate a presence that's sustainable and useful here on internet-land, but it's been hard. I miss blogging, but… Continue reading It’s Been Some Time
Today's my 13 year WordPress anniversary. Wild. I don't think I have blogs going back that far here, but I've been using this account on WordPress for at least that long. And let me tell you, 2009 was a very different time on the internet. Now, I don't want to do a "back in the… Continue reading Blogaversary
The last day of February always comes too soon. I wrote earlier that February was more like my beginning of the year, and that still feels true as March is on its way in. Tomorrow I head to the DMV for a new license in a new state, and that's always both exciting and exhausting.… Continue reading Bye February, Hello Rest of ’22
154,070 words. That's The Willful Inheritor as of the end of 2021. Of course, quantity does not speak for quality by any means, but this is my longest, most involved book. It's two Korinniads. It brings the total for Vacancy to somewhere around 383k words. That's, like, 25 and a half hours of reading for… Continue reading I Wrote “The End” Today
Gods, so much. Like, I can't even keep track. We moved! I know I mentioned this in my last blog that was just a copy paste of my newsletter, but Husband, kitties, and I now live in Connecticut. Pros: it's peaceful, it's quiet, it's mostly liberal. Cons: I gotta pay an extra 5 cent tax… Continue reading What Is Up, My Dude?
This was a short-lived, though perhaps ongoing (at the time of posting this), Twitter meme that I am riding all the way to the bank (the bank of Ashley's blog, that is). That's right, I posted it on Twitter and Instagram, and now it's here too. So, here's how I'd describe myself in three characters.… Continue reading Me In Three Characters