Fun Stuff, Writing

More Fantasy Indie Posts

I didn't keep up with #FantasyIndiesMay and I've missed some #FantasyIndiesJune, but I do have some posts from Twitter I thought might be good to share here. At this rate, you might be able to read the entirety of this trilogy through posts! Just kidding, not really, but I do hope these entice you to… Continue reading More Fantasy Indie Posts

Me, Writing

Blogaversary

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

thoughts, Writing

I Saw Neil Gaiman Speak

I can't believe I didn't blog about this right away, but it was very much like one of those dreams that make you feel hazy and floaty when you wake up like you know it didn't really happen but you have all the emotions like it did, except this was real. So. Words. They're hard.… Continue reading I Saw Neil Gaiman Speak

Writing

#FantasyIndiesMay – Week 1

I've been posting about Throne in the Dark on Twitter this month under the #FantasyIndiesMay hashtag, so I figured I'd collect all those snippets and lines here too. First, here are the prompts: You already probably know who I am if you're here, but in case not, per day one: I'm Ashley (A.K.) and my… Continue reading #FantasyIndiesMay – Week 1

Writing

Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Well, I finished the draft for book two! Summoned to the Wilds took me 28 days with a pretty tight outline and a good feel for what needed to happen to get me to the ending. Here's my word count per day for the last month-ish: 2/24 - 54303/7 - 46063/17 - 43872/25 - 60353/8… Continue reading Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Writing

Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!

That's how it feels anyway when I get to this part in the writing process. I knew it was coming eventually, so I'm prepared, but it's annoying nonetheless. This is the part where I look at everything, and I go "Oh, ew, no, bad, yuck, throw it all away!" I won't throw it all away… Continue reading Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!

Writing

So, I Finished A Draft In Record Time

I mean...wow, go me. And it makes sense; this book had the clearest, concisest outline I've ever done even though I hacked it to absolute bits at the end of last month when I decided that this standalone, planned out to be about 80k words total, was going to be blown up into a 300k+… Continue reading So, I Finished A Draft In Record Time

Self Publishing, thoughts, Writing

The Tide

Why is it a race to as many books as possible? Why isn't it a race to the best books possible? (I mean, I know why: money. We need it to survive. This is just a general spewing of thoughts...) This is something I am struggling with, and I want to understand and accept, and… Continue reading The Tide

Writing

Today I Feel Awful, But I’m Doing Great

I don't know why my body insists on alerting me when I'm ovulating to the point I am crippled yet won't let any of my other baby-making parts work? It's incredibly rude. But here I am, barely functioning on about three hours of sleep because some-ovary has decided to be a total and utter bitch… Continue reading Today I Feel Awful, But I’m Doing Great

Self Publishing, Vacancy, Writing

The Willful Inheritor – An Excerpt

Vacancy Book Three: The Willful Inheritor comes out 1/26/22, free with Kindle Unlimited, $3.99 for the ebook, and $12.99 in print (she thicc). This is the final book in the Vacancy series, so as you can imagine, there might be spoiler-y type material going forward. If you're cool with that, read on, but you might… Continue reading The Willful Inheritor – An Excerpt