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Hey everyone. I'm sure the question on all of your minds is "Where the heck is the next chapter in 'insert one of my stories here!!!!???" That is a fair question and I'll just tell you the truth. I have lost all inkling of motivation to write. In the case of Teardrops and Snowflakes I know exactly what will happen, but when I actually go to write it everything just seems to... come out wrong. In the case of Wishes and Music, well, honestly I've not thought about it that much.
Do I know when the next chapter of either story will come out? Honestly, no. I have no idea. Will I try my absolute hardest to put it out? Yes. That much I can promise, even if that's not what you guys want to hear. I have to say, I've been reading some of the messages that you guys have posted on my stories recently and I have to say, they've helped more than you know. It's nice, when you're an author, to know that people have a desire to see the rest of the story, regardless of what you think of it. I have to say though, it's more difficult than I thought to keep what's going to happen a secret. I just want to spew out the rest of the story in this blog post, but something tells me that would diminish the value of the story =P
I apologize. I know that I've said that a lot... I know that I've said many things a lot... It's difficult, though, to write quality when you have no motivation. It's like eating the rest of your dinner when you're full to bursting? Can you do it? Technically yes. Will you find any joy in it? No. Even if the food is delicious you'll be miserable.
Another, less... pressing? important? reason that I've not written is that I'm stressed out of my freaking mind. Most of it is worries about college (I am a senior in high school) and how I'm going to pay for it. I'm also having family issues and just other issues. It's not an excuse, just a statement of fact.
I truly do love all of you, and I'm honestly surprised that there hasn't been more hate. I wouldn't blame any of you in the least. I deserve it. Again, I have not quit. I have not, and as far as I know, never will quit. I love bringing the worlds inside my head to life. It's just a matter of bringing myself to do it. I swear that I will try my hardest to accomplish this and again I thank you all for standing by me. It helps so much more than you know.
One final thing: I know I've said this before, but I feel like it needs to be reiterated. I read every single message I receive, every single comment on my stories, and generally anything that I should read. Don't be afraid to contact me. If you want to just chat, I can talk to you through private messages. I'm not a scary guy =P
143w, 3dUpdate11 comments · 90 views
I figure I'll go ahead and post this, for those of you that I don't speak to on a regular basis. (By the way, I'm usually in the fimfiction IRC that is down at the bottom of the page if you ever want to talk to me.)
Most of you are probably wondering why it has taken me so long to update. Well to be honest I've had the chapter done for around a week or so, but one of my pre-readers found it to be lacking and listed off some vague reasons. I saw his point and agreed with him on every level. After doing some revisions I sent it back to him and actually got a chance to speak with him one on one and we figured out the biggest problem. I have become unmotivated as far as Teardrops and Snowflakes goes.
I realize this sounds terrible, and, to be honest, it is. However, I feel like I should give you the reasons that I have become unmotivated anyway. While writing TaS, I've come up with quite a few ideas (as some of you have seen) that I have a burning urge to write. In fact, I've even started crafting the idea for the sequel to TaS! Between my inherent laziness and my terrible habit of procrastinating this adds up to be a deadly combination for any fiction writer.
All hope is no lost though! Don't hit that untrack button yet! Since I've identified the problem and realized that it is absolutely, completely unfair to you guys, I'm going to do everything in my power to fix it. I'm going to essentially scrap what I have and rewrite it from the ground up (chapter 12, not the entire fic). I'm going to reread what I've already written and hopefully find the creative spark that led me to write TaS in the first place. I'm not going to make any promises regarding the release date, but rest assured that I will be working on it.
I apologize for my complete disregard for you guys and the way my terrible habits have taken away from your enjoyment. I will strive to rectify these atrocities and bring myself to be the author that I can, and need, to be.
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Alright, so I've been asked to be on a new podcast this Saturday and I accepted. What this means for you guys is that you can ask me questions if you want.
http://practicallycanon.tumblr.com/ <-- Go here and post questions if you want me to answer them, I'll try to get around to all of them.
Unfortunately, the show isn't live, so you guys can't hear me stumble over questions like an idiot live, but it should be uploaded fairly quickly. I hope that all of you have questions for me ^_^
P.S Chapter 12 is complete. Problem is that one of my pre-readers found a few major problems with it so I need to sort those out. Sorry!! It should be out soon. Again, sorry!!
145w, 10hNeed some feedback.15 comments · 126 views
Hey everyone! I am definitely about to go to sleep, but I figured that I would post this and maybe get at least one or two people to give me some suggestions before I check it tomorrow afternoon.
First of all, Chapter 12 is almost done. Right now I'm putting the finishing touches on it and then it's off to the pre-readers! Of course if they tell me that it needs rewriting that's one thing but... well... I'll deal with that when it happens!!
My main question in this blog is about rewriting TaS. While I've not come to any definite conclusions, I've definitely thought long and hard about it. What it comes down to is this: I have learned a TON about writing since I started. For instance, I suck at writing two stories simultaneously. Also, I should probably learn how to actually plan my stories in advance. Anyway, point is that I know that I can't start a new story AND do rewrites of TaS. What I want you guys to do is, in the comments, tell me whether you would want me to focus on rewriting TaS, or start one of my other story ideas.
The main thing that makes me hesitate about the rewrites is that I know that it wouldn't just stop at rewriting. What would end up happening is essentially an entirely new story. The basic plot would be the same, but it would move at a different pace, have different events happen and probably make a lot more sense. Would I plan it this way? No, probably not. I just know how I work and, as stupid as it is, it's just the way it is.
So let me know what you think, because I WILL go off what you guys tell me. I do have my own opinion, but I want some feedback from the people that I write for: you guys!
By the way, if you want to berate me for being so wishy-washy, that's cool. I know that I am and it's a terrible, terrible habit that I'm attempting to break. That and my nearly debilitating laziness. You guys should send me private messages with either words of encouragement or something like that to motivate me. I can see it now: "Vyre! What the heck are you doing reading this!? Write man! Write!" =D
P.S. For the fans of WaM, that won't be affected by the rewrites. TaS is almost complete; I'm pretty sure that chapter 13 will be the end, and I'm going to focus on WaM after that. Then, when WaM is finished, I'll focus on either the new story or the rewrites. Whatever is decided.
P.P.S. Yes, I am extremely foolish.=D
146w, 1dA Request.7 comments · 173 views
First off, hey everyone! No, I've got gone into a slump again, but I have been busy (and my circadian rhythm has just gotten absolutely massacred. I'm working on that >.>) Anyway, the next thing that will be out is a Wishes and Music chapter, then I'll begin on the next chapter of Teardrops and Snowflakes. Don't worry, everything will be out soon!
The reason I decided to make this is because I found a youtube video that really... resonated with me. I believe that every single person who visits this site, enjoys my work, and considers themselves a brony should watch this video and heed its message. I'll admit, I've not exactly adhered to the creed that so many of us say everyday: Love and Tolerate. If anything, I used it as a way to chastise others or be facetious. The thought of that sickens me. Please, for your own sake, the sake of your friends, and my sake, watch this video. Really watch it. Pay attention to it and think about what it's saying. Then, after you've done that, follow it. Thank you.
Please note: All I'm saying is to make sure that you truly strive to Love and Tolerate everyone. I'm not condemning anything about the fandom. I reread the post and realized that it could be taken that way. While the video does showcase a lot of comments about some of the... alternative sides of the brony community, I am NOT saying anything about those. All I wanted to showcase was the fact that many of us (not all) aren't always as kind, respectful, or tolerating as we could be. Again, thank you for reading this, and thank you for reading my stories!