3w, 1dSinrar is best pone.3 comments · 48 views
4w, 11hOkay, so here's what's up.7 comments · 55 views
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New readers, this first portion doesn't concern you just yet, so you can skip on down to the third paragraph.
It was recently brought to my attention by these charming gentlemen that Vortex's design was a little... lackluster, shall we say? To that effect, I've gone ahead and tweaked it a bit to make it a little less terrible, but it's still mostly the same. His colors are a little more pastel, and I got rid of that secondary stripe in favor of a larger stripe of a duller tone. I also never gave too much thought to his cutie mark when I introduced him, because I hadn't really planned for the story to take such a radical turn from what my initial outline had foretold. Far too late into the story I thought to myself: "His special talent is in using words to convince others, why the hell didn't I make his cutie mark a silver tongue?"
It was also brought to my attention by a new reader, Plain, that Mach's father doesn't have a very... pony name, and I agree. I've always thought as much, but I wasn't sure if changing it late into the story was a good idea, so that's why I'm making this blog post. This way you won't be confused when you see a vastly different name popping up henceforth. From this point on, Immelmann will now be Silverbolt, and will be receiving a design change to reflect that.
yes it's still a reference shut up this is way better than that last one
17w, 6dReaders, assemble!11 comments · 76 views
Transcribed from my tumblr:
So it’s been like, what—four, five months since I put up the last chapter of Outlaw?
I’ve been working on the rewrite—admittedly at a much slower pace than I originally intended (read: glacially slow), but I’ve finally finished overhauling the first chapter. Which is now three separate chapters, because as I have discovered, people like smaller chapters. I’ll be doing the same thing to the other chapters.
Now, I’d really love to update the story on FiMFiction, but I can’t do that, because too many things have changed for the rewrite. If I upload it, a lot of things will cease to make sense. However, after such a long period of silence, I really, really want to share this bad boy with the readers, which I could easily do with google docs. Also, 3rd party input would be pretty helpful.
My pal Bobulator has suggested doing what he's doing with Memories—namely, taking all chapters down and putting them back up once they've been completely finished (only I would un-publish instead of deleting them and bombing all of my comments like a silly poni).
Now, I've weighed the pros and cons of this, but I feel like the cons far outweigh the pros.
• Shiniest, best work on display, roping in readers that can't get past the rocky start.
• Smaller chapters for people just starting out.
• Renewed interest in the story due to updates (debatable).
• The wait (keep in mind how long it took me to rewrite chapter 1).
• People partway through will be forced to start over (major concern).
• The story regresses from complete back to incomplete.
• The wait.
• Anyone who wants to re-read (admittedly, probably few) or recommend the story to anyone because it's complete will have to wait for updates.
• The wait.
• The final 12 chapters aren't changing all that much, so it makes very little sense to un-publish those.
So the question becomes: un-publish the story and put up the revised chapters as they're completed, or hold off and update all at once like I initially planned?
People who read blogposts but don't usually comment, I could really use your input. People that do sometimes comment, please don't skim over this without letting me know what you think.
26w, 1hLet's touch base.2 comments · 77 views
Some of you by now may be noticing that Outlaw has updated. You're probably wondering why. The answer is simple, really. I've long felt the story needed a prologue to ease new readers into things. As you all know, my chapters tend to run on the long side, and a bite-sized first chapter is a lot better for a potential new reader to gauge my writing style and decide if they'd like to read on. To wit, a prologue.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, it's time to discuss something about which many of you probably have no idea. Outlaw, as some may know but most probably do not, is currently in the process of rewrites. I will be heavily editing chapters 1-18 and bits and pieces of the latter 12 chapters to ensure that things align correctly, and for general improvements here and there. Believe me when I say that these rewrites will be extensive, and the early half of the story will be almost completely indistinguishable from its current incarnation. When I've finished with the edits, I'll make another blog post to notify everyone, and I do sincerely hope that some of you will give it a re-read when I've reached that goal.
Why not wait until I'm done with rewrites to upload the prologue? Well, I've never been a patient person, and it's been pulling my concentration away from the rewrites. That's just how I roll, folks. I'll see you guys when the rewrites are done.
Until then, take care.