Good day all,
Just a little update on a few things.
First of all, I've gone through PonyFall: Australia and removed all instances of song lyrics that I know about. If you find any remaining lyrics within the story, let me know so I can alter it. I was tempted to go ahead and get written permission to use them, but it's a long and tedious process that will only become a distraction. Easier to just alter the story a little bit.
Second - I've had my interview that I had been preparing for recently. I believe it went well, so that's one less distraction for me. I now just need to finish up some loose ends as far as house renovations and I'll be all set.
In the meantime, I've written some more of the next PonyFall chapter, and will be playing some Recettear in the coming weeks to get back into the groove for Lyra's Ultimate Item Emporium, which I know a lot of people are waiting on me for (thank you for your patience).
Some updates on other stories:
The Final Element - The rewrite for this is on hold and near the bottom of my list of priorities. This was my first story on the site and, after re-reading it several times, I feel that it suffers from many rookie mistakes. I have wanted to rewrite it for a long while now, but PonyFall has taken much longer than I thought it would and Lyra's Ultimate Item Emporium needs some love before I do anything else. I certainly haven't forgotten about the readers who have been following this story, I just need to get other things accomplished first. Just a heads up, too: it may not be titled The Final Element once the rewrite comes along. I'll keep people posted.
Sanctuary - This story suffers in a similar way to The Final Element. It was meant to go onto EQD well over a year ago, but a request for more chapters came back and in the meantime, the story's focus has shifted entirely. What was once a Diablo 3 crossover is now an entirely original story set within a world that (hopefully) seamlessly blends elements of MLP and the Diablo universe. This story is still what I consider my 'baby,' and I fully expect comparisons to some of the great crossover stories on this site... once I get around to it.
Forever Ever After - My first attempt at romance featuring Junebug and Thunderlane will have to wait a while. The story isn't fully fleshed out yet and will need some time before I am confident enough in the story to begin writing it.
The Day My Beard Turned Into Pinkie Pie - Part 2 - This story is called The Extraordinary Adventures of Pinkie and the Pizza Guy and is already partially written. But, as with the above stories, the completion of PonyFall and/or Lyra's Ultimate Item Emporium takes priority over this one.
Other stories - Anything else I've planned on writing is also on hold. I want to be able to complete the stories I think up, and I can't do that if I try to tackle too many at once. That said, I did manage to put out Imaginary recently, which went on to be featured on EQD, so there's always a chance that another short story will pop into my head and be completed before PonyFall or Lyra's stories are finished. But I can't make any promises.
Sheesh, this was supposed to be a mini update.
Oh yeah, I haven't heard anything back from either PonyCon AU regarding the Writer's Panel, or Feather regarding getting Fluttershy's song recorded. I'm going to assume that both are lost causes until I can get a hold of someone regarding those projects.
Thanks for reading!
Love to all,