It’s been a while since I posted an update, but I have been writing near enough every day. This morning I hit 25000 words in the new novel I’m working on. It’s currently titled The Broken Pocket Watch. But I’m not sure if I’m going to change that.

My plan is to finish this story, and then edit From Within (Fragmented Sequence book 2), which will then be released in some form. Either on this blog or as a kindle book.

Last weekend I went to the London Film and Comic Con, which was a brilliant weekend. The top floor of the convention was dedicated to YALC (Young Adult Lit Con), and I watched a couple of talks from authors over the weekend. The most memorable one was about horror. I went to that one because Darren Shan and Derek Landy were talking. Alex Scarrow and Dawn Kurtagich were also talking. And I ended up buying books that were written by Scarrow and Kurtagich. The talk was interesting, and gave me new things to think about. And a list of older horror books that I now want to read.

Next Monday I turn 23, which is a strange feeling.

Thanks for reading,



About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to 23

  1. Frantzlife says:

    I’m attending the Writer’s digest annual conference in Auguest 11-14. So I hope it goes really well. But I’m on the same boat as you and I’m 20:)


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