Ashley C. Darling

Hello Again


These last two years have been a dumpster fire. I wrote in 2019 that I wanted to blog more, and then promptly failed to do that. In August of 2019 I joined a local Nerdy Girls group and made so many great friendships! I even started playing D&D in early 2020 with some of those girls, and then COVID happened and the world stopped.

Also in August of 2019 I started a graduate program for library science. That definitely took up most of my time that year! Along with a mostly full time job, I didn’t have much time to write for myself, let alone blog. I don’t know if I’ll ever be a blogger. Sometimes I feel like I try to do this to be popular, but then life gets busy and I don’t make time for it. That’s my fault, for sure, but I also wonder if I’m just not cut out for it.

Anyway, I started teaching in 2020 and it’s been a whirlwind since! I’m enjoying teaching again (mostly, you know how it is), and have found time to write and work on my novels. I bought a house about a year ago and have been living with my boyfriend. It’s been great! I play D&D usually twice a week, I co-host my school’s D&D Club, and I’m finally finding time to read again. All of that along with a literature class is definitely keeping me busy!

I do hope that I can hop on here every once in a while to post something, whether its a writing trick/tip I just learned or a review of a book for my lit class. Whatever it is, I hope you’ll read and follow along.

Is there anything you’d like to see from me? I have two completed novels under my belt and I’ve revised them both multiple times (still in the process, too!). Let me know what you’d like to see from me, and I’ll do my best to provide!

All the best,