Mid-September Update

Hey everyone, it feels like it’s been a long time since I wrote an update post. I’ve had a breakthrough with a new story I’m working on. The idea popped into my head one night before sleep and each night I’ve been adding to it. I’m not sure how long it will be, but I’m going to be working on it as soon as possible. It’s too early to talk about because large pieces of it are changing constantly. I’m feeling positive about it.

I’ve also had a new idea for a short story that I will get on with at some point, still need to edit Teddy and upload it on here. I know what I need to do with Teddy, it’s just finding the time to do it, between work, film and book reviews.

Speaking of reviews, these are going well. I’m trying really hard to get well ahead of the publishing date, so I have more time to go over them and to not miss a post. I have 7 reviews either fully written up or in notes. Tonight will be my review for Vice, the satirical biopic of Dick Cheney that came out in 2018.

Tomorrow I will be uploading the next Franchise Catch Up, which will be the Taken trilogy. I’m watching the third one today after work. The Franchise Catch Up will be on the 30th September. I haven’t chosen the next one yet, but I’m leaning towards The Hunger Games. I didn’t watch them as they came out because I loved the books so much and the films just didn’t look as good. Enough time has passed now and I don’t remember a lot of the books, so it might be a good one to visit now.

I mentioned what I’m reading on Monday and didn’t get a chance to read much yesterday. Will be reading some more this morning. I have 9 books in a queue to review and I will be getting through them as soon as possible.

It’s been a little while since I mentioned my weight and fitness. I weighed myself this morning and am currently at 15 stone and 13 pounds, which is good progress. I feel very good to be under 16 stone again and seeing the number change on the scale is uplifting and encouraging. I have a few longer walks planned soon because I really need to get used to be up and about for long days out again.

Thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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4 Responses to Mid-September Update

  1. You’ve been busy with lots of projects. It’s hard to lose weight. Good for you!

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  2. Hey,

    I am really glad to hear about your weight loss! Sometimes it is a painful journey, but it is worth it. Take it from the ex-professional athlete, the number does not matter! Of course, It is great to see it going down, but eventually, it’s going to slow down. Don’t be discouraged by that, as it is a normal thing to happen. Keep pushing hard and results are going to be there.

    P.S. Congrats on all the projects you have prepared, sounds like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to read them. Best of luck!

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    • Hey, thanks for commenting. I’m going to keep pushing for the results I want. I used to have a very active job and moved to office based and have taken too long to change other routines to match that. I’m working at it and I know it’ll take time, but I’ll get there in the end. Thank you 😊

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