March 2023 Update

Hello everyone,

From today onwards my shifts have changed at work so I’ll be working in the evenings/night. They’re calling it overnights, but I finish by 2am, so I wouldn’t class it as that. It does mean that I get more time in the day, more consistent shift patterns (as there’s only 2 set weeks and not a 3 week rotation of almost random shifts), as well as less weekends. All in all, I think it’s going to be better for me like this.

I’m still going to be posting on here every day (today’s post will be 653 days in a row), and am hoping to get further ahead with posts so they’re written a bit more in advance. I’m going to be taking it a little easy over the next couple of days while I get used to the change, as I was working a 9-5 yesterday and start at 4pm today, so it’s a bit of a change.

I’m hoping to finish writing Invasion this week, which I wanted to finish in February but it ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be. Originally, in my mind the story was around 2000 words long and only featured Lukas as a character, along with Gloopy. As I was writing, it started to take a shape of its own and it got bigger and bigger and now the story is probably going to be around 8000 words long. It’s weird how that happens with writing. Sometimes the characters take a life of their own.

So that should be finished later this week and then published in the next week or so on here. I’m also going to be writing a new short story, hopefully all in one go, to publish on the 31st March. I have a very faint idea of what it will be, and will be fleshing that out over the next couple of weeks.

So far in March I’ve read a grand total of 18 pages. I’m feeling completely better, as I was recently feeling a little ill that stopped me from reading, but I’ve been absorbed into Like a Dragon: Ishin too much. I’m very close to finishing that now. Only 1 side-quest left, and then it’s just finishing off the other stuff and that one will be completely done, so I can stop getting distracted every time I have a free moment. Once I’m finished with the game, I’m going to go overboard reading and try to catch up and not start another game for a few weeks.

That’s pretty much everything new with me recently.

Thanks for reading,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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