Lyra Heartstrings' instrument of choice is an odd one, for a pony, at least. Then again, she had an odd teacher, too. When that teacher's legacy leads to Lyra being summoned before the High Council of the Griffin Empire, a desperate for work Gilda accepts a job as bodyguard for the unicorn, and the two become involved in events far larger than they ever could have imagined.
15w, 3dSometimes a Year Just Vanishes6 comments · 94 views
I'm sure there are people who will see this that don't even remember following me or favoriting my story anymore. I guess that's what happens when you disappear for upwards of a year. I can't attribute this to writer's block. Not really. What I can attribute it to is depression. I'm not going to make any excuses. I'm just going to say that I've actually managed to write and publish a chapter for the first time in a long time, and if people are still interested in the continuing adventures of Lyra and Gilda a year later, good, and if not, I don't blame you. No one should have to deal with that kind of delay for just a couple thousand words. Especially when the end result is super sloppy due to how rusty I am.
I can promise one thing, though. I'm not giving up. Even if mental issues get the better of me again and I slip back into nothing, I won't forget this story. I really care about it, and I will finish it. And I hope that people are still around to see it when I do.
79w, 6dAn Apology1 comments · 134 views
I used to be able to update whatever story I was working on once every two weeks or so, but that hasn't been the case for a while now. I just want to apologize to those following The Griffin's Apprentice for how slow things have been going. Things are a bit rough in my life at the moment, and it's hard to get the motivation to push on in a story. I am by no means abandoning it, and I try to work on it every day, but most days "working on it" consists of staring at the page, writing a single sentence, and then finding myself unable to come up with the words to continue. Hopefully I'll get my drive back, because I seriously love the story as it exists in my head, and I want to share it, but I refuse to do it poorly. I'm not going to crap out chapters just to get them done. That doesn't do anyone any favors. In any case, I hope you all stick around to see where things go with the story, but I wouldn't blame you for dropping it if the gap between chapters is unacceptable. Sorry.
96w, 5dFinally Broke the Writer's Block4 comments · 160 views
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So, I recently learned a rather important lesson on writing: Contests are not for me. I attempted to write a story for the EQD Nightmare Night contest recently, and I did not like how it turned out at all. Of course, I ended up finishing it at about 2:00 AM the night before the deadline, and I was really sleepy, so I published it regardless. Immediately, regretting that, I kinda shut down for a while, and I haven't really visited this site since then until just now, when I deleted the previously mentioned story.
I am a slow writer. The concept of my horror story has tons of potential, but I was stupid to think that I could figure it out in a week for a contest. I essentially crapped out a one-shot for what should have been a multi-part story, and it wasn't scary. Now that I know that I simply cannot attempt to write within any sort of concrete time frame, that should hopefully never happen again.
Back to writing my next story I go. It'll be a straight adventure this time, though not with the characters you'd expect. Just don't expect a date on it.
106w, 2dSo ends the first story...5 comments · 130 views
Well, here we are. Six months ago to the day, I published the first chapter of Make a Wish. It was my first real fanfiction undertaking, aside from a failure from before I had familiarized myself with what was horribly cliche in the fandom (it's still sitting around here somewhere if you want to look at it and laugh. Just don't expect me to ever touch it again). The response I received for it was entirely positive and unexpected, which inspired me to submit it to Equestria Daily. After one quick round of edits, it was accepted and posted up there.
Now the story is finished. I'm really proud of my work, but I know that in the end what I think about it doesn't matter. What everyone else thinks about it does. So, that's what I'd like to hear from you guys. I have comments on the individual chapters themselves, but they tend to be short and only pertaining to the chapter at hand. In the comments on this post, I'd like to hear your complete thoughts on the story as a whole. What you liked, what you didn't like, what you found funny, what you wish had been explored more, etc. Spare me no criticism, as I want complete honesty with my flaws. If I want to grow as a writer, I need to hear what I did right and what I did wrong so I can emphasize one and fix the other in my future works. Thanks a lot in advance!