She’s the loyalest of friends and most dependable of ponies; how could anypony not fall in love with Applejack? In fact, so much of the town has found themselves under her seductive spell, they’ve formed a secret society to help each other cope with their unbridled lust. Operating in seclusion, this group has been an unseen staple of Ponyville. Surely, though, nothing good can come of the mare herself discovering the existence of Applejack Anonymous.
90w, 5dAnd So They Boinked The End4 comments · 270 views
Making this a blog post is the only way I can think of to make this clear to readers, so sorry for the spam.
Chapter 5 is not the end of AJA! What the heck, people! Is ending with the beginning of a relationship so common in this fandom that I can begin one and everyone jumps ship? Even with half the characters in awkward, unfortunate positions? This is merely a development, not the terminus. Not sure what else I can say without spoiling anything, but suffice it to say that I’m not going to leave the story with the main conflict unresolved…
94w, 1dThe Elegy of the Fingerless Pony5 comments · 227 views
118w, 5dLooking for an editor or prereader2 comments · 169 views
Exactly like it says on the tin. I have a story coming up, and I need help with it. Anyone who feels they'd like to edit or preread for me would be greatly appreciated. PM me if you're interested. The story is titled Applejack Anonymous, and it's a romantic comedy of sorts.
130w, 3hPseudohiatus4 comments · 123 views
Just a quick note to my SBCM readers: I'm going to be out of town for two weeks, then it'll take me at least another week to write another chapter. I was considering getting a chapter of SBCM together for this weekend, but that's not going to happen, and instead I decided to finish up my other ongoing fic to get it out of the way. The bad news: At least a three week break 'til the next chapter. I can't call this a hiatus since chapters have taken me longer than that on a regular basis. The good news: With my other ongoing fic mopped up, my attention will be undivided until SBCM meets its grizzly end.
OH, and by the way, I'm very, very curious: How many of you were surprised by the twist of who was blamed in chapter 6? I feared it would be obvious, but the feedback so far as suggested otherwise.
133w, 1hLost in her Eyes Chapter 60 comments · 105 views
Just a bit of a ramble. I'll be posting chapter 6 tomorrow unless things go horribly wrong, after a reread without cobwebs in my brain.
I wrote chapter 6 by my original plan, but I wasn't entirely happy with it, so I went back over it and tweaked it a bit. It still wasn't quite up to snuff, so I went back over it again, and this time I added a little scene. But the little scene was so fun, I added a bit more ... and a bit more ... and a bit more! And then that little scene was a not-insignificant change to my planned plot, and that little scene is in fact the entirety of chapter 6 (having concluded the bit of story I wanted to get across in my usual ~2,000 words for this fic). Much of what I'd written for chapter 6 is moot, and what isn't will get pushed into chapter 7. Except for the first ten words ( ;) ), this was all written today, but some of what will be chapter 7 was written in the two weeks before.
So yeah, there's that. I'm completely off the rails now, I have no more idea what's going to happen next than you do. Obviously when I'm writing a story with a completely arbitrary restraint that already makes things a bit quirky, the best idea is to go hog-wild and write off the cuff.
I am a very stupid writer. Good thing it's not my vocation.
Oh, and as I always put at the end of these, sorry for the spam for what turns out to be just a boring ol' blog post :)
: I'm obviously very tired if I feel like ranting this, but I know I have a very terse writing style. Knowing is one thing, repairing is another. Part, perhaps most of why I'm writing these is to work on that. In this story I'm restricting myself to one perspective per chapter (i.e., only one character's state of mind is known, all others are only seen through her perspective, without an omniscient narrator), which tends to make things even shorter, at least by my reckoning. In my opinion, however, that reads better for this kind of story.