It’s been a year, near enough to the day, since I last wrote a post on here. A long year, where I didn’t get near enough done as I was hoping. I started several posts throughout the year, but never finished them. Mainly because I didn’t want to write anything until I had a serious update. Until then, it seemed almost pointless. Just ticking another thing of the check-list for that week/month.

I wanted to get in control of many things, but mainly my writing. And as of today I can finally say after 3 years that I have finished the first draft of From Within. The second book in The Fragmented Sequence.

It’s been nearly 3 years since the first book was released, but it will be very soon for the sequel. My original plan was to release 6 books in the Sequence. I had 6 different ideas that worked towards the same goal, but plans change. While I still have the ideas in my head, From Within is the end of the story. At some point I will revisit some of the worlds, and expand on the stories in my head, but for the time being it is the end. And this will always be the end of this particular story.

I was writing the last few chapters of From Within when I realised that where I wanted to take the story, wouldn’t work. It would be too forced to fit into the structure in my head, and I had to listen to the story, not an idea I had nearly 5 years ago.

2015 was a slow year in many ways, and I’m hoping that this year proves different. I will be posting another update, next week. But for the mean time I’m just happy From Within is finished, and now it’s time to move onto the next thing, before the editing starts.

Thanks for reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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