A New Year

by Ashlynmathews on January 6, 2013

A new yearIt’s a new year with potential for new opportunities and lots of writing ahead for me. 2012 ended with a bang. 2013 began that way too. When I started my journey back in December 2010, I never imagined the idea and subsequent writing of a story about resurrection and betrayal, inspired by Disney’s Tangled, would be a blessing and a curse.

I’ve been blessed to meet so many great people along this journey, people I highly doubt I’d ever connect with if I hadn’t started to write.

But being bitten by the writing bug has also been a curse. I can’t NOT write now. If I stay away from writing for even a few days, I get cranky. My muse needs an outlet.

For 2013, I plan on continuing my Willowbrook series with WHAT IF followed by ONLY YOU. WHAT IF will be a full length novel instead of a planned short story due to the complex and sensitive subject of mental illness and a violent crime.

Echo UnMarked, the second book in my Shadow Watcher series, is a work in progress. Another work in progress is the first book in the Extinction Trilogy- Phoenix Rising, Protector Resurrection, a story about forbidden love, a scroll predicting the extinction of vampires and their slayers, and the man and woman whose love can save them all.

Because I’m a visual person who likes to listen to music while she writes, I plan on creating more book trailers. If you get a chance, please watch and share them. I had a great time choosing the images and music.

I hope you will continue to follow my journey. I definitely appreciate the support and encouragement. Here’s to another great year!
My Fallen

Shadow Watcher





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Elke Feuer January 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Hi Ashlyn,

Great post! Love what you said about getting cranky when you don’t write. I’m the same. I also like to listen to music when I write.

All the best with you writing this year!


Ashlynmathews January 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thank you Elke and happy writing to you too 🙂


Maggie Jaimeson January 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I’m really happy to hear you absolutely MUST write. That will keep you going and publishing and getting more readers. Keep up the good work, Ashlyn.


Ashlynmathews January 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I do question my sanity when I have this “need” to write. This year I plan on slowing down my warp speed of writing to enjoy my characters and their stories.
Happy writing and I’m looking forward to hearing of your journey too.


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