End of August Weekly Update

Hi everyone,

I don’t have a lot to update you about with my own writing this week. I still haven’t done any. One day this will change. My main focus is ensuring that I get ahead on writing the film reviews that I don’t miss a day.

At the moment I have the notes for 6 reviews, that just need typing up. I’m hoping this weekend, as it’s the weekend I have completely off (I work 2 out of 3 weekends), that I can sit down for 3 hours and just write them up completely. I also have a full review written for The Last Letter From My Lover, which I wrote a few weeks back. I did pitch this to another website to publish it there, to try and get my reviews spread about. They replied with some helpful feedback and I’ve taken that onboard and do think about it while I’m writing.

Sadly, after re-submitting it and being told they have added it to a publishing list, I haven’t heard anything else. They’ve stopped replying to my emails, so I’m going to wait until the weekend and if I hear nothing back I will publish it on here. They originally gave me a timeframe of 48 hours and it’s long passed that, which honestly I find a little unprofessional and more than a little bit frustrating.

With my reviews, next week from the 1st to the 5th September, I’m going to be covering the digital side of FrightFest (A mostly horror film festival from Arrow). I’ve got my ticket, and am currently deciding which ones to watch. The main attraction for me is The Show, written by and starring Alan Moore and directed by Mitch Jenkins. I got to see a short version of The Show back in 2012/2013 when Moore hosted a premiere in Northampton. I remember it being very David Lynchesque, so will be looking forward to the full film. I’ll have a full list on what I’m watching and reviewing ready for next Monday’s post.

The biggest and best news is I’ve been accepted to cover London Film Festival as a member of the press. I didn’t think they would accept me when I applied, but they have. I won’t be able to make it to London every day of the festival, but I’ll be attending as much of the online side of it as possible. It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to the whole schedule being announced in a couple of weeks time.

With book reviews, I’m quite excited because I have another 4 review copies I’m currently working through. 2 Novels, a comic and a manga. I’m going to be getting these up as soon as possible, and might even have the manga reviewed and uploaded tonight. Maybe tomorrow at the latest. I’m looking forward to finding new things to read that are not what I would normally go for.

With health and fitness, I’m about the same as I was last week. I’m planning on a long walk this Saturday to kickstart the weekend, so that should be good. After that hopefully I can keep it up.

Thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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