An Overdue Update

Hi everyone,

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last update post. I made the decision to slow down a bit with uploading reviews and posts, changing it to just one a day. To be honest, I was getting a little burnt out and needed a little breathing room. I haven’t missed a day just yet, and plan to keep on going like this, at least for the time being.

It’s given me a lot more free time to get on with writing other things. Earlier today I finished up the first chapter of The Teeth Fairies. It’s been an incredibly long time since I actually wrote any fiction, so getting the inspiration to do this is pretty great. It’s a proper attempt at full-on horror. I have a good idea of where it’s going and what the next couple of chapters will be, but as always I’m winging it when it comes to overall plotting.

I’m hoping to go all in on the book over the next few weeks, writing before and after my actual job wherever possible. I’m still going to be reviewing films, manga, and books as well. Tomorrow will be a review for Withnail and I, which I watched because Richard E. Grant is going to London Comic Con and I’ve never seen it before.

I’ve started reading Nightmare Alley, after seeing and really enjoying the film. I’m about 60ish pages through it at the moment and looking forward to reading some more. Once I’ve finished that and the Dario Argento autobiography that I got for Christmas (which I’ve been reading before bed most nights), my plan is to get back on track with some of the books I should have reviewed last year. I pretty much stopped reading towards the end of last year, due to not having enough time, so I’m hoping to get back on track soon.

The only other thing I’ve been doing with my time is getting completely sucked into Lost Judgement, the second in the Yakuza spin-off series. I have a love/hate relationship with the Yakuza games. I really love the story and characters, how much there is to do. However as I like to complete things 100%, I really struggle with some of the side stuff. I find that they get too hard and I end up spending more time on that than I do on the main game. There’s a rhythm dance side mission in this one where to get 100% you have to score over a set amount of points, which took me an entire evening of doing it over and over again. I got it in the end though. There’s so much side-content and some of it is bad, but overall I like most of it.

Thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to An Overdue Update

  1. When you mentioned slowing down, I thought you meant once a week or something. Then you said once a day and my mind is blown, lol. I can barely keep up with my weekly schedule, so thanks for the inspiration. Your writing volume is massive!

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