I feel like 2014 flew by, but when I look back at my life this time last year, it hasn’t. So much has changed and it feels so long ago. I’m no longer in University, and happier for it. I feel more confident, not just in my writing, but in general.

2014 was a slow year for writing, and reading. For me anyway. I barely wrote anything, and I struggled with what I did. My main aim for this year is to sit down and get on with it. Nothing is going to happen otherwise. I just need to focus. The ideas are there, it’s just avoiding distractions and getting on with it.

It’s been a few months since I’ve finished reading a book, and that needs to change as well. I’m currently reading Revolution by Russel Brand. I’m about half way through it, and will probably finish it next week. After that I have the latest Darren Shan and Lemony Snicket books to read. And then who knows after that.

I’ve been working nights, and that’s really thrown me off. Although I feel like I’m getting used to it now, and hopefully things will return to normal pretty soon. I’m going to set myself the reasonable target of writing 500 words a day and reading 1 chapter a day. Just have to make sure I do it. I’ve read my chapter for today and will be doing the writing shortly after finishing this post.

I’m listening to Hesitant Alien by Gerard Way as I write this, which is probably my top album of last year. I’ve had it on constantly since it came out in September. There’s not a bad song on there, and  I just can’t stop listening to it. It’s different to MCR, but that’s a good thing. At points it sounds like a love letter to David Bowie, but it still sounds different. I can’t think of a favourite song on the album, because I would probably write them all down.

Destiny is probably the game I’ve spent the most time on this year, because it’s simply addictive. It’s also incredibly frustrating, because it has so many flaws. It doesn’t feel complete, even with the dlc there is something missing. I could write an entire post with the things I think are wrong with that game, but I’ll leave it for now. My personal game of the year, or gaming moment, is probably PT. (playable teaser). A demo that was put on the PSN in August, that turned out to be Silent Hills. The new game in the franchise by Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid (my favourite series of all time). That demo is terrifying, and I literally spent hours trying to figure out the last puzzle. I’m still not entirely sure on the answer, but I’ve seen various videos with theories. For a demo it’s unbelievable, and leaves high hopes for the actual game.

I’m off,

Thanks for reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to 2015

  1. GREAT resolution post today!! I also have one, and am so excited to see what a new year will bring! I love your blog as well. 🙂



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