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Hello dear readers,
Just wanted to keep you in the loop and let you know that chapter 57 of To Love the Moon is in the process of being written. I've been putting in a few hours every day and I'm almost done. Part of the delay is that I've scrapped and restarted the chapter three times. I know you all really want a new chapter, but I refuse to put out something that I'm unhappy with. I've had to rethink how the chapter flows and really work out the personality of some new characters. Once I get this chapter finished, 58 should be faster since I already have most of that mapped out in my head. 58 should be the end of the Exodus arc, so part of the problem with 57 is making sure everything is in place for the arc-ending.
Anyway, I'm hoping I can wrap this thing up and get it to my editor soon. Assuming he hasn't keel'd over waiting for this thing.
Thanks for your patience,
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So, as I'm writing the new chapter (Yes, I'm back into a writing groove) I thought about the four alicorn Princesses and what combination of instruments would best represent them. I guess you could say, imagine a royal fanfare or theme song made for each alicorn, who would prefer what?
Personally, I think of the following but I'd love to debate/discuss it along with musical styles that they might prefer.
Celestia: Brass horns with heavy drums. A traditional military and bombastic fanfare.
Luna: Strings and flutes. Haunting, bittersweet with a flare of hopeful chords.
Cadance: High pitch percussion ie. xylophones, chimes, bells, along with piano. Uses sweeping melodies with rolling chords.
Twilight: Guitars, woodwinds, choir (Because voices are instruments too and she is the princess of friendship). Uplifting, upbeat tempo, but technically impressive.
Agree, disagree? Further expansion of the ideas?
12w, 1dHave an OC? Read below!33 comments · 188 views
Hello my dear readers. Quick side note, I should be through with the move in the next couple of weeks, so if all goes according to plan, you SHOULD have a new chapter by the end of this month (Aug). So hooves crossed and all that.
With that said, as a bit of a thank-you for your support and loyalty, I'm doing something a little special.
If you have an OC of one of the following types, contact me:
English-style pony (ie. British, think Pip)
IF your OC falls into one of these categories and your color scheme would fit into the show, I may have some cameo spots coming up in the story. Note, I'm not looking for long drawn out back-stories, a simple concept of who they are would do nicely. Simply put, I could create generic OCs to fit into the slots, but I thought it'd be a nice gesture and something fun for you readers. Please do not take offense if I decide not to use your OC, I must consider the integrity of the story first. I'm not going to jam something in that wouldn't fit. Not enough lube in the world can make a red and black alicorn OC slide into a tight tale. Sorry.
14w, 4dSome good news13 comments · 132 views
First thing, thank you all for being patient. I know most of you eagerly await more chapters of To Love the Moon and they will come. I also want to thank those of you who donated to helping me through a rough patch. While I wasn't able to square things away completely, it bought me much needed time. You have my utmost thanks and I intend to make it up to you all.
So, here's what's going on. This last month I've been looking for a place to live. Now that I've found something, I'll be starting to pack and moving in the next few weeks. The good news is that it will give me financial breathing room to get things back in order. Sure, it's a tiny room in a house with other people, but these are the sacrifices one has to make.
Right, so now you may wonder, "How does this effect the story?". Well, once the move is complete, I'll have more freedom to devote to writing and less stress to take all the joy out of it. In short, be a little more patient and you will be rewarded with more tales of our lovely blue Princess. Please stay tuned!
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(Also, you all are incredible fans. All the support, I'm gonna make it up to you.)