musings

Self Publishing


I want to publish a small book of poetry so I figured I would be able to find something that gave a step by step guide that I could actually understand. HA! I am still trying to figure out what the HECK I am doing. Maybe I should try submitting it to a publisher and see if I get any bites. IF and when I figure out what I am doing I will definitely make sure I post something about my experience.

Much love~ Ash

My short story…


    This short story has been a huge journey for me. I have tried really hard to keep the writers block away and sit down and force myself to write something…whether I go back 20 times and hit the delete key is regardless to me. This is my dream, to take my words and touch someone’s heart, if even for just a moment. I love all of you who read not only my poetry, but also my fiction pieces. Just knowing that someone else is reading makes me feel like I am taking baby steps to that ultimate goal. Just wanted you all to know I am still here, writing when I can (when my children will let me). Thanks for hanging in with me and for giving me beautiful feedback. 

Much love~ Ash 

Inspired


I am feeling inspired today, but unfortunately if I ever want to graduate from college I must do homework! I am listening to the Mumford and Sons album Sigh No More when I need to get inspired and this got me thinking….does anything specific inspire you? What do you do to power through? Can’t wait to sit down and write the rest of my short story for you! There will be ten parts total, and 5 have been posted. Keep in mind it is only a first draft and I have so many plans to expand it in the future, but I do appreciate all of you who have taken the time to read something so important to me.

Much love ~Ash

Another Note….


I wonder if every person who puts words down feels that their work is never good enough. If it comes from your brain does it always seem strange? Especially with story writing? I hear good things, and positive criticism and I wonder if I will ever feel my writing is something special…I want to create something fabulous, but I view myself as just an ordinary person. Does anyone else feel this way about their own work sometimes?

Much love,

Ash

The Pillow


My pillow seems to contain a magic potion…meaning whenever I lay my head upon it I am suddenly flooded with beautiful thoughts that I could turn into amazing words. That being said you might find most of my musings will take place in the middle of the night. You may also find that they are full of terrible punctuation and misspellings because let’s face it an iPhone isn’t the best way to create something.

I want to share a thought I had about a picture I saw today. I subscribe to a site that includes these cute little handmade polymer clay cupcakes. She does a huge variety of themes like careers and animals and even the Disney princesses (Gini’s clay creations). I saw one in particular tonight that really struck at my heart strings. It was for pregnancy and infant loss awareness. I lost two babies in pregnancy and it is a very sad thing to go through. Be expecting some kind of writing to come from this because it really tugged at my heart strings.

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https://www.facebook.com/GiNisClayCreations

With that being said does anyone else seem to have deep thoughts in the middle of the night when they should be sleeping? Or any other strange times of day?