27 December, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Yuletide, and Happy New Year!

Ugh, so what a way to go through the holidays with the flu. It really knocked me for a loop this time around, and I've been spending most of my days sleeping it off because, hey, sleep means I'm not awake to suffer the coughing fits.

I'm using my coherent awake time to work on Book 2 in the Queen of Seasons quintet, which is nearing its end slowly because of the aforementioned flu. Consolation: I only have two chapters and an epilogue left to write, and I'm working on one of those chapters right now, so there we go, progress!

Anyway, back to burning the midnight oil so I can play catch up before I have to call it quits on account of flu medicine. See you folks after the new year ;)

21 December, 2014

It's the bus-busiest season of all...!

Whew, what a month! Yule is here and Christmas is almost upon us, and I have been a busy, busy beaver, working to get gifts ready, cards out, and novels written. Oh, and one wedding flawlessly off the ground -- so happy to have been a part of my friends' wedding. Renaissance and NERF guns, you can never go wrong. ;)

On the novel front, I'm wrapping up the ending to book 2, but it's stalled at the moment while I'm working to build up more karma on Scribophile to get my own works critiqued. I'm thinking once we're over the Christmas hump I'll be able to better juggle critiquing and novel writing.

I'm looking forward to being back on a normal schedule with updates, but I'm so thrilled to see you've all stayed with me regardless of the recent sporadic blogs. Anyway, time to get back to the grind ;)

Talk to you all later!

06 December, 2014

Knocked it outta the ballpark

Whew! I'm back to my regular Saturday updates now, and I'm excited to say that not only did I win NaNoWriMo this year, but I finished Book 1 (Whiteout) of the Queen of Seasons quintet at 70,000+ words AND got another 30,000+ words for Book 2 (Updraft) for over 100,000 words!

Of course, I thought I would take a little break once I finished, but the muse is strong with this one, and I'm still typing out Book 2. I look to have it finished mid-December, if not sooner, and perhaps get Book 3 (Squall Line) started as well. I would love to get all five books written before taking them to edits, as it would mean I could release them all at the same time! Wouldn't that be great?

I hope you all had as wonderful a November as I did, and with Christmas and New Year's coming up, I wish you all cheerful tidings. Next weekend I've got a wedding to attend, so if you don't hear from me, I'll be back in two weeks. Laters, all! :)

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Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of No Signal, Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.