An Exciting Update!

I want to start this weeks update by telling you about how my writing is going. On Sunday I had an idea, just before bed. It kind of came out of nowhere. I told Tabby and she said it sounded sad. I woke up on Monday with the idea more fleshed out so got to work writing. I wrote 1000 words in half an hour and then had to go to work. Once I finished work I got back to it and wrote another 1600 words in about an hour or so, finishing up the short story. It’s one of the quickest things I’ve written. It’s called ‘Teddy’. I don’t want to give anything away about it just yet. I still need to go over it and edit it.

I’ve also been working on Cyclical the other short story that I started a couple of weeks back. I’m about half way through this one, and it’s picking up now so I expect to be finished in the next week or so. The Teeth Fairies is also being worked on slowly, but that will be longer.

I don’t have a specific schedule just yet, but they will be coming soon.

I’ve also made a decision to go back and edit Time Heals…/Homecoming (I changed the name half way through uploading it). It’s a full length novel, around 60,000 words. I didn’t finish uploading it on here, mainly because I changed jobs and took time away to readjust and partly because by that point the views were very low. I’m going to edit it over the next few months and then release it in full. I received a couple of very nice comments from someone who discovered it recently and it made me motivated to finish it up properly. I was happy with it when I first wrote it.

Reading wise I’m waiting for the new Stephen King book to arrive. I pre-ordered it last year, but in typical fashion it’s late being delivered. That’s my next book to read, and it’s going to take up most of my time for the next week or so, if it does arrive.

I’m still writing the film reviews, with one for Stillwater coming out later today. The next Franchise Catch Up will also be coming tomorrow morning for the Riddick series.

Onto fitness. I have been more active this week than the week before, but still not enough. I’ve stayed steady at 16 stone and 1 pound. I’m going to lose it, I just need to get into a better routine with exercise. That will come with time. I do think next week is going to be a step back, to be honest. It’s my birthday this weekend and I have some meal plans with family.

Thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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7 Responses to An Exciting Update!

  1. Ian Kiely says:

    Wow you really got hit with some inspiration and wrote out a lot there, best of luck with the story “Teddy”.

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  2. Ian Kiely says:

    Ah that’s only natural you want to put your best work out. Is that all just going up here on the blog ?

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  3. poetisatinta says:

    Sounds really exciting all the best of luck to you!

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