A Work in Progress

It has been a  long time, my friends.This is due to a combination of things, including a promotion at work, moving, writer’s block (see also: procrastination, see also: fear), and teething twins.

You may have noticed that I did deliver on a couple of my promises from this post regarding my website makeover. My “About” page is finally done! Click here to check it out (more insights into this fangirl than any of you should probably have, but I’m pretty proud). Also, I have separated all of my writing-related posts into their own page. I felt they would be more beneficial to those that would be interested in them that way. Other than that, I am currently working on the second draft of my edgy YA, The Art of Falling. You can read about it on my Work in Progress page. Books that have provided loads of hormone-ridden, end-of-the-world drama, and touching teenage intensity can be seen below :


As things calm down at the new job, and the babies ease into sleep a little more gently, then I can get back to work (writing work, not work work) a little more earnestly. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t always have to be actively writing to still be a writer. Here are the other, equally important, fun things I’ve been up to in the meantime.

My twins, preferring to play with all things that are not their toys, like this rocking ottoman


This lovely lady got her hair did
She doesn’t understand the items on the glass table aren’t just floating in the air


Creating reading nooks…


…and writing crannies–from chaos.

Also, I’m working on a couple of art projects to get my creativity flowing, a painting for my daughters’ room and a gift for my best friend.  But I can’t show you pictures of those, because then I’d have to kill ya. 🙂 (That smiley face is a lot more sinister than I’d intended. I’m leaving it.)

What do you have planned for the summer? Is the word of the day productivity or play? Maybe a combination, eh?

9 thoughts on “A Work in Progress”

  1. You blog’s makeover looks great! I love all the pages you added. 🙂 And I also think it’s cool/coincidental that you realized that you are a writer regardless of whether you’re writing at the moment (true) the same week that I realized I’m a teacher regardless of whether or not I’m teaching at the moment (also true). 🙂

    1. I was just reading that on your blog (which I am about to go and finish)! You are absolutely still a teacher. You did it for so many years that it has necessarily shaped other parts of who you are. I see it 🙂 Thank you for checking out all my new stuffs.

  2. Welcome back Ash. The twins are adorbs! Good luck in rewrites. That’s what I’m in this summer, rewrites, edits, and hopefully published late September my newest book. 🙂

  3. Hey, congrats on the promotion AND the move! It sounds like your summer has been plenty busy even with the writers block. 🙂 As always, I love hearing from you and seeing your beautiful girls and cute kitties. Good luck with the revision/rewrite!


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