Spring is Here – Weekly Update

It’s been a pretty good week for writing. I hit my 2500 word challenge this week, no problem. Already 500 words into this week’s. I still have no idea where the story is going, in fact I’m starting to worry. Every scene that I come up with doesn’t fit. I have one idea that I’m heading towards, fast, and after that? I don’t know. Hopefully something comes along, otherwise this will get forgotten about like so many other stories I’ve started.

I’m feeling positive, though. I’ve not sat in front of the screen and written nothing, yet. The words flow, but only at a snail’s pace. It took me a lot longer to write the 500 words today, than it does normally. Hopefully it picks up again soon. If not, then I’ll head back to The Broken Pocket Watch. It’s close to being finished, and I have that pretty much mapped out. I just needed to get this idea down first.

I’m pretty sure I will be uploading new writing on here next week at some point. I’m going to start editing tomorrow, and then that should be well underway before next week so I can get ahead before putting it on here. I plan on writing a new post about that later in the week, once I’m sure of what’s going on.

My challenge of reading one book a week has really faltered. It’s only week 3. I did read The Trial by Kafka in a week. That one went well, it was only around 200 pages though. Last week I only read half of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, which I have now finished. I wanted to finish that and read the whole of A Monster Calls by today. I haven’t read much of the latter. I’m about a quarter of the way through it. My plan is to finish that and Moon over Soho by this time next week. I started reading Moon over Soho last year, so I’m cheating and hopefully will get to start a new book fresh next week and stay on track. Probably not though.

I enjoyed Norse Mythology quite a bit. It didn’t blow me away, but I enjoyed my time reading it. I knew nothing about the Norse Gods before, and now I know a little. At some point I would like to read more about them, but that will have to wait. I know about Ragnarok, which other than being the title to the new Thor film I’d never heard of before. That will have to do for now. I thought the collection of stories worked really well as it heads slowly towards the ever impending fate of the Gods. At times it is funny, others truly gruesome. I would recommend the book to anyone looking for a quick fun read.

Thanks for reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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