Something New

It’s been a while since the last update post. I think about writing them, but I don’t want them all to just sound the same. It seems like now is a good time since The Broken Pocket Watch finished last week. I didn’t quite stick to the plan of uploading every week, but we got there in the end.

My plan is to continue editing it and then eventually release it as a physical book and ebook. It’s current state is still a bit of rough, with only a few edits. I’m sure there are tons of errors all over that I will have to find. I’m also having a cover made for the book at the moment, which seems to be coming along nicely.

This Friday I’m going to be uploading a piece of flash fiction that I wrote a couple of weeks back. I was suffering some writer’s block and decided to just write something new, quick and without much thought. I’m happy with what came out. The piece is called Locked Door. It’s not very long but I’m happy with it.

Next week I’m going to be uploading Chapter One from a new book that I’m writing. Still writing it now. It’s currently called Time Heals… but that may be changing at some point, it’s just a working title. I’m very happy with how this is turning out and am excited to hear people’s reactions. I don’t know how many chapters it will be, but I have a plan for the novel, a more detailed plan than I normally do.

Outside of writing, things in my life are pretty much the same. I’ve decided to stay away from binging TV shows, limiting it to only when I’m eating and in the evening. I’m slowly making my way through 12 Monkeys, which is dull and Jane the Virgin, which is anything but dull. There’s also the weekly shows, Star Trek Discovery, Riverdale and Black Lightning. I can take or leave any of these. Nothing special.

I’ve seen quite a few good films at the cinema recently, which isn’t surprising as it’s awards season. The Greatest Showman and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri are the standouts. Coco and The Post were also very good. Phantom Thread was decent enough.

I’ve also discovered the joys of audio books. My Mum was raving about how good they are so I started the free trial on audible, and am sold. I’ve been listening to The Stand by Stephen King which is something I’ve always wanted to read, but now I can listen while doing the washing up or walking to work. It took me a little while to actually pay attention properly but once I got used to it I was hooked. The book is great as well. I have about 9 hours left.

Thanks for Reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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