A New Day

Sorry for not making an update yesterday, revision and my pokemon game took up a lot of my time. But that’s over now. The exams are gone and I’ve nearly got another gym badge. The second year of uni is over. After I’ve handed in my dissertation proposal (sometime this week) I’ll be going into overdrive with editing and proof reading. I also plan on getting back on track with my 1000 words a day. My plan is to have the second book’s first draft done by the time I release the first one, in late June.

Last weekend I went to a comic/Sci-fi fair/market/thing in Birmingham. it was worth going. I got quite a few comics that I’ve been looking for. Near enough finished my Brubaker Captain America collection and started reading it as well. I just started the Red Menace arc, which is pretty good. Also got a few Darkness comics, which I’ve been collecting for a while. Tabby found  a two part series which is a crossover with The Darkness, Witchblade and Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. I thought it would be a good fun read. I was wrong. It’s one of the worst things I’ve ever started reading. Corey Taylor (The singer from Slipknot and Stone Sour) released a comic last week as a tie in to Stone Sour’s recent two part album. It wasn’t a bad read but a little childish. Easy and enjoyable but nothing that is going to turn heads. Surprisingly it’s a better read than Stephen King’s contribution to the first five American Vampire issues. I don’t know if it’s because he is paired with Scott Snyder (One of my favourite writers) or because he can’t write comics but I’ve tried a couple of times and can’t get into his parts of the issues.

I went into HMV recently and picked up a few £2 books to read over the summer. Tender is the Night, by Fitzgerald (I love The Great Gatsby so this should be worth reading) Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury because Stephen King mentioned it as a good book in a talk I watched on youtube. I’ve also got a book by Anthony Horrowitz, Raven’s Gate. The Postman Always Rings Twice is in the pile as well. I’m hoping I’m going to enjoy these books and then make a start on next years reading list. Apart from the 1500 page Romanticism poetry anthology it’s looking good next year. Alice in Wonderland more William Morris. It should be good.

Thanks for reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to A New Day

  1. myownfantasys(Liz) says:

    Raven’s Gate is a really good book! Hope you enjoy it.


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