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?
It’s Been Some Time
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
On The Freedom of Speech
If someone comes to the blog that I run and have my name on (this one) and leaves a nasty comment, I can remove it. I'm not violating anybody's rights by taking down someone else's words on my website for any reason up to an including that I don't like them, because I own this… Continue reading On The Freedom of Speech
I Wrote “The End” Today
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
What Is Up, My Dude?
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?
Befriending The Birds
There is a giant blue jay who comes to my porch, and he is destined to be my friend, I swear it. The problem is, he's too damn smart: this bird has knees. (Husband and I maintain that little birds don't have knees, but bigger ones do, and it directly correlates to brain size.) The… Continue reading Befriending The Birds
Moving, Vaccine, Writing, Oh, My…
We moved. Again. It has been a struggle. I hate moving. I think most people do. I've made light of it in the past, and I think these are some of my best blogs, but these last two times have taken something out of me that I'm not sure I can get back. You know… Continue reading Moving, Vaccine, Writing, Oh, My…
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
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