Update – Norse Mythology

I’ve already failed my weekly challenge. Week 2 and already faltered. I was aiming for 2500 words, but just missed the 2000 mark. Not that good, but I’ve already done over 1000 this week. So I’m ahead at the moment. I’m still in the post-opening slump that I suffer through on most of my stories. I have no idea where I’m going with it, less than last week. Some ideas that I had no longer fit into the story, which is often the case. I don’t know where it’s going, I’m just hoping it’s somewhere good.

My plan is to carry on writing tomorrow morning, and hopefully get close to another 1000 words. I want to get 3000 words this week, since that makes up a little for last week. I’m also hoping that if I can just keep writing ideas will come and It’ll start to fit into place. I’m also planning on putting some of my older stories on here next month some time. I have a plan, and will go over it more once it’s more certain. I have to edit things, which is something I always put off.

I didn’t read all of Norse Mythology this week, I’m just over half way through. So far I’m enjoying it, but I don’t think about it once I’ve put the book down. I then have to force myself to carry on reading, but once I start I’m engrossed. I know nothing about the Norse Gods, other than the Marvel adaptations. So I know nothing. Neil Gaiman’s book is definitely a work of love as he re-imagines the timeless tales. I definitely want to read more about them, and find out as much as possible.

So even though I’ve already failed my challenge of one book read and 2500 words written, on the second week. I’m still going to push forward and not give up, at least not just yet. My book for this week, once I’ve finished Norse Mythology is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. The film adaptation is one of my favourite films of the year so far, so I’ll love the book even more. I hope to finish it by next Monday, but we’ll have to see how badly I fail next week.


Thanks for reading,





About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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