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!
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
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
Let me jump on the internet bandwagon here. Left: Me in 2010, Right: Me at the tail end of 2018, so as close to 2009 and 2019 as I'm getting. All that seems to have changed in roughly 10 years is the color and length of both my hair and the bags under my eyes.… Continue reading Reveal
I really feel like I've been creating a new me, or rather, a slightly improved me, over the last couple weeks. Truly, new year, new me. Annoying but honest. In yoga, I think my biggest breakthrough thus far has been finding my breath. I heard about it for the past three-ish years, but I always… Continue reading Curate
I'm not even sure myself, so I can't answer that, but I'm having trouble getting back to wherever I used to be. I feel guilty leaving this space empty, and I miss it. I'm sure my need to produce will ultimately win over, it's just how long will the struggle last, ya know?
I've got this top five albums that I carry around in my heart. They aren't necessarily my top five desert island albums or the top five albums I think are the pinnacle of what music should be. These are if, say, I needed to explain to someone how the fuck I got this way without… Continue reading Defining Albums
After posting the season one finale of Vacancy at 11:30pm on a Monday, my scheduled release day, for the 15th time in a row, I'm sitting here feeling very fucking pleased with myself. After 6 months, 25 parts, and about 40,000 words, I actually, like, finished something. Well, sorta. But first of all, for those of you… Continue reading A Vacancy Update – Season One End And Where It’s Going
This is roughly what I used to look like at the end of 2014: I had cut my own hair for the first time with Christmas-themed craft scissors that were a gift from my friend Maggie (you can see the handle under my armpit). I gave myself swoopy bangs and layers, and I was feeling… Continue reading A Hairstory
In moments of great stress, every life form that exists gives out a tiny subliminal signal. This signal simply communicates an exact and almost pathetic sense of how far that being is from the place of his birth. - Douglas Adams Husband and I are on the hunt for a new place to live. Or,… Continue reading Searching For Home