Ashley M. Hill

Ashley M. Hill found her voice in science fiction when her curiosity about technology coupled with the lifelong urge to tell stories. Her interest in social and feminist issues shapes how she approaches the genre. She's pursuing computer and network repair for her day job.

NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 20

Oh hey, look at that! It’s Wednesday. It is day 20 (nearly 21), and yet I have day 16’s word count. I’ve stopped doubting my ability to write this novel; I can totally hit 50K this month. I refuse to allow myself to suck. I’m too awesome to suck. When I explain my novel conceptually, […]


NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 13

My outlook on NaNoWriMo hasn’t really improved in week two — which doesn’t surprise me, really. I finally had a bit of an aha! moment in the chatroom the other night, which gives the story some direction. I can see it hitting 50K, maybe even my lofty (impossible) goal of 70K overall. That said, my stats […]

NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 6

Hello, sweethearts. We’re entering day six of NaNoWriMo. I haven’t done anything yet today, because I’ve had a slow morning. You see, yesterday I was too busy drinking to really focus on meeting word count goals. I’ve also been too busy working, cleaning things (sometimes), doing stuff with my kid, staring at my novel, having […]



The girls trickle in one at a time, congregating for their customary visitation. My friends keep their distance even though I’d gladly have them close. The sullen expressions and awkward silence feel wrong. Words come slowly: first regrets, then jokes and memories of better times. I love their laughter but prefer their silence. I’m still the glue […]


This summer was the opposite of hectic, in that nothing big went on — but emotionally, it was busy. As such, I didn’t do a ton of writing. I would start something new, then the excitement (or catharsis) would fizzle and I’d find myself disinterested again. What I did was listen to a lot of […]