Apple Bloom is left to handle the majority of the work on Sweet Apple Acres since Applejack and Big Macintosh have to leave to help out on another family farm for a couple of weeks. Granny Smith is helping out wherever she can, but the majority of the labor rests in Apple Bloom's hooves. While she's not the inexperienced filly she was years ago, does the young mare have what it takes to run the Apple family farm in Ponyville while her two older siblings are away, or will the monstrous load of work be too much for her?
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Hello! As much as I try to break the long, long cycle of four months per chapter release, it seems that procrastination gets the better of me. I've gotten a lot of the chapter done in the past few weeks, and I anticipate I'll be done with the draft by the weekend. Hopefully this thing will see a release by this weekend or next. Stay tuned!
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Well, the holidays are over, and I have resumed working on chapter 8! It's been a few weeks since I've written anything, but today I've gotten back into the swing of things, getting some writing done and getting back into the story. Chapter 8's draft currently sits at around 10,600 words, and is about 75% of the way done (if my vague chapter notes are any indication). I'm making it a point to get around 1,000 words a day written until the draft is done. Hopefully, this means that I can finish the draft within a couple of weeks, and get it to prereaders immediately after. I hope to release this chapter by the end of January at the latest (I hate setting hard deadlines like that, but we'll see what happens).
I really need to break the habit of the four month chapter release cycle, or else I'm never going to finish this! Anyway, stay tuned.
106w, 12hChapter 7 Draft is Done!4 comments · 117 views
If all goes well, chapter seven of An Apple Alone will be seeing a release some time this week! Stay tuned, everyone!
110w, 19hChapter 7 Nearing Completion2 comments · 77 views
Hey all, just wanted to post an update since it's been a couple of months since I've posted the last chapter of An Apple Alone. The current rough draft is sitting at around 12,600 words and still has a little ways to go. At this rate, even after edits, it may in fact be the longest chapter. But hang in there! Hopefully I'll be able to wrap it up within the next couple of weeks.
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With a 3,000 word writing spree today, I am pleased to announced that I have finished the rough draft of chapter six of An Apple Alone! This one, much like the the last one, ended up taking much longer than I wanted it to. My goal was to not take this long in getting the next chapter out, but c'est la vie. Fortunately for my faithful readers (all three of you) this chapter is over the 10,000 word mark, much like chapter five. After edits and such it may grow even larger (at this point it's sitting at 12,888 words), so hopefully you'll be able to thoroughly enjoy the latest installment in An Apple Alone all the more!
In short: Expect a release of chapter six within the next week or two!