Month: August 2012

New Project

So you will notice that I have started a new project. It is called 7 Deadly Sins. I only was able to post the intro tonight, but I really had to get the ball rolling on this project, it has been eating at my mind for quite some time. This story will be about a woman in her old age, looking back at her life and seeing her past lovers in terms of the seven deadly sins, until the final one…redemption. You get the point right? I have been working on my novel, but I just needed to take a little break and travel down a different path for a bit.

Much Love~ Ash

Intro to 7 Deadly Sins

It wasn’t until she was much older, sitting in her living room and smiling at the pictures of her family as they surrounded her, that she realized her past had come together in a most unique way. Her past lovers had been her downfall, her seven deadly sins so to say, and they all led up to this moment right now. She was never one to have any regrets in her life and even after thinking back to all of her indiscretions she was still proud of the woman she had become.

            With nothing to keep her busy anymore, she fished around for pen and paper. Perhaps she would jot it down and hide it somewhere. Surely whoever would find it would be in for a juicy read. She chuckled as she let her mind wander back to the days when her whole life was ahead of her, rather than behind her.

            As she searched for a pen she crossed paths with an old mirror hanging on the wall. She stared deeply into her reflection, admiring her wrinkles and sparsely scattered age spots. Her brown hair had long since been streaked with gray hair, giving her a settled in life look. Her hair had somehow become curly over the years, she never could figure out why; perhaps it was the occasional perms she had subjected her hair too. Long ago, before marriage and children and houses and pets she was a fine looking young woman. With a sigh she smiled into the mirror and watched the crows feet crinkle around her eyes as her hand located a pen. 

© Ashley M. Nee 2012

Slightly Behind the Times

I dont know how I missed this!! Better late I suppose. To Sassy….thank you so much for nominating me for this. I am glad that there are people out there who like my blog and enjoy the poetry and stories I post.

Here are the rules:

* Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link back to their page 🙂

* Tell 7 things you have not yet revealed about yourself

1) I was a lost soul before I had my first child, she gave me the courage to become the person I am today.

2) I don’t care how hard my pregnancies were, I want to keep having babies (at least 1 or 2 more)

3) I have no patience, and have been known to become “naggy” when waiting for something to happen :/

4) My favorite colors are black and pink and I love zebra stripe pattern (I know, I know I am a grown woman!!)

5) I wish I would have changed my college major when I could have

6) When I am stressed out my writers block flares up

7) I love TV shows…I like to connect with family drama series and cry when they are over….so sue me! 😉

*Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know 🙂

The Kit-Kat Sisters

Ellis Nelson

Lane Alton

Dianne Gray



Retcon Poet

Check them out 🙂 It will be worth it!

Much Love~



On days where it seems like I am hitting a brick wall with my characters, I get so envious. Of who you ask? My kids :/ They are 1, 3, and 5. Their imagination astounds me all the time. It reminds of me that children are so innocent, they haven’t been tainted by life’s worries yet. There is no stress blocking their creative flow, it just comes naturally, and though I am a little envious, I am also so happy they can experience that for some of their life anyway 🙂

On another note, my husband and I are trying to buy a house and as we look at different places, all I can think of is “Is there a space for me to write?” Can I find some nook and cranny where I can have a corkboard and messy piles of papers and sticky notes all over things? I hope so. I need a space to let my creativity thrive, where I don’t have to put it away.

Do you have a special place where you write?

Much love~


Mi Familia

What Makes You a Better Writer?

I have said from the beginning that sometimes it is incredibly hard to find the time to sit down and craft your words into a story that people want to read. People lead busy lives they are parents, college students, have full time jobs, volunteer for organizations, the list in endless. So my question to you is what makes you a better writer? Do you set deadlines for yourself? Do you have a certain organization to your writer side? How many hours a day/week do you put into your novels?

On a side note, does your family support you when you sit down to write, do they know that it is important to you? Or do they reat is like a joke?

Much Love~


Better Days

I have definitely seen better days. I am so overwhelmed with my college coursework this term that I don’t have time to do much else. I find myself opening my work in progress, Reborn, and staring longingly at the words. Taking a step back has given me a thought to a slightly different approach to my novel, so perhaps it is a good thing. I haven’t even really had time to blog for goodness sake! I know it will be finished eventually but sometimes the waiting kills me. I love all of you who still subscribe to my blog! Not to much longer for this term then finally I will have some free time 🙂

Much Love~