A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

Hello and welcome

It has been a strange week. I’ve spent more time editing than writing, which is unlike me. Normally I do anything to put off editing. I’ve still managed to write about 1500 words, which I’m pretty happy with, even if it is slightly lower than my aims. The opening to my new story 2467 seems to be coming together quite well. I think this could be the best thing I’ve written so far. Which even if that’s not true, it’s a good feeling to have.

I’m happy with the response The Broken Pocket Watch is getting. It seems like people are enjoying it. Chapter Six will be uploaded this Friday (Thursday for Patrons). I’m going to spend Wednesday editing Chapter Six and hopefully beyond. My plan is to always be one week ahead with editing, and then keep to my one chapter a week schedule. I know I’m not the best editor, I’m too close to the work for one thing, but it’s better than nothing.

Ulysses also took a back seat this week. I’ve only read around 30 pages, which is a lot less than I was planning. Things get in the way, and I haven’t felt like reading in my free time. I’m in the process of some pretty big changes in my life, which will slow things down for a while on all over fronts. But I’m so far ahead with writing I should be able to publish something every week, without missing a deadline. I’m sure I’ll falter somewhere though, that’s how I do things.

The big thing this week was the premiere of Twin Peaks Season 3. I have loved Twin Peaks from the moment I watched the first episode, which was about 9 years ago. I watched the whole series and movie with my Mum,  very quickly. I consider it my favourite series, and I’ve re-watched it a couple of times since then, it only gets better. I can’t believe it’s finally here, and can’t imagine how it would feel to have waited the full 26 years since that cliffhanger. I watched all 4 episodes one after the other, and while it was a slow start, the revival seems to be on track to live up to the hype. I feel like waiting for each episode will feel longer than the last 9 years.

I’m half way through Season 3 of Game of Thrones, which is taking up most of the free time I have. I’m really enjoying the show, and still can’t get over how I left it for so long. I’m hoping to be up to date before Season 7 starts, which is entirely doable.

Once Upon a Time wrapped up Season 6 last week, which would have been the perfect ending if it hadn’t been for that final scene. I feel like the show has been weak for the last couple of seasons, but number 6 seems to a return to form. I hope Season 7 is worth it, especially since most of the main cast won’t be returning. Robert Carlyle will be, who is the best character in the show, so at least that’s something.

Thanks for Reading,


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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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