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This has been the most difficult chapter I have ever had to write. Took me AGES!
This chapter has been nagging at me, teasing me, stressing me out all that time. Why? Because I had to write Cadance. It taught me a precious lesson: Do NOT think you understand a character and their motivations before you actually write them out. Also: Do NOT notice this 100k words into a story.
My major mess-up was that I hadn't thought of Cadance's side enough in the earlier parts of the story. I knew she had a lot of baggage on her, but now that I got right down to it, I couldn't find the words for it. I wrote her just as an antagonist, someone to drive the conflict in the story forward. Now that the conflict is on its merry way to being solved, I found out that I had a one-dimensional character. This chapter went through at least SIX different versions, all of them always going sour or ending up bittersweet while that was most definitely what I wanted the rest of the story to be. I want to show a happy, if confused, couple rebuilding their relationship on a strong foundation. Yet every time I tried to write her, it ended with her coming off as bitter, cold, and shallow. I finally found a way to continue through this therapy session, but it was NOT easy. I'm pretty darn happy how it turned out too. This is the Cadance I wanted to show all of you. Smart, compassionate, and strong-willed. Someone Shining Armor could totally fall for again.
I have the rest of the chapters (probably two more and an epilogue) well planned, but not written. I' won't make any promises or deadlines, it'll be done when it's done. I don't want to make empty promises.
11w, 4dAnyone going to BronyCon?0 comments · 89 views
14w, 2dSomething happy for a change15 comments · 281 views
Yes, you read it first here, people! I'm not about to whine! *recorded audience gasp*
After more than four months of hammering my head against CIAM, I finally gave up. I deleted the whole next chapter and started from scratch. You know what? Writing turned out to be fun for the first time in a long while. I might actually finish that Celestia-damned story one day. Everything apart from that awful scene I've been having trouble with is pretty much ready. Well, ready as in I know what will happen and how, not ready as in actually written. That's just the boring mechanic part.
What I meant to say is: IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE FINISHED! I was pretty much ready to give up on it, but then I just started throwing random ideas on the fic and suddenly one of them stuck and worked. Let's hope the next update on CIAM won't take another four months!
Oh and for those of you who just can't wait for me to whine about at least something: Crystal Fair sucked for my part because the staff was inexperienced and they didn't know how to handle money issues. Other than that, I had a blast running the tournament and hanging out with my friends despite the several setbacks, which was kinda something I learned from Best Night Ever. Didn't end up with me eating donuts with a Princess, which I count as a minus. Got to meet Tabitha St. Germane, Daniel Ingram, and Anneli Heed for almost two minutes though!
16w, 4dCrystal Fair and... stuff9 comments · 126 views
Crystal Fair, the first MLP con in Finland, will be held next week. I know it's a long shot, but if any of you happen to be there, come and throw me a brohoof. I'm running an MLP:CCG panel/demonstration on Friday and an MLP:CCG sealed tournament on Saturday.
What's that you say? Oh, yes, I'm alive. I've even been writing some stuff, but nothing's ready to be published. Right now Cadence In A Minor has my full attention and before it's finished, I won't be writing anything else. Not even about helium. And... that's it. Sorry there's nothing else new lately. I've been a real slacker.
25w, 1dTwilight Time afterthoughts.2 comments · 218 views
So... Apple Bloom is now a magical alchemist, Sweetie Belle can use her levitation magic perfectly... and Scootaloo can...
Yeah. Who wants to be a super-awesome supermare like RD and fly through the skies when you can repair a bicycle!
Also, In Twilight Time, why do you think Twily is SOO into "Flash" cards?
In other news, I have yet to write a single tit of any fics in over a month. I don't feel like it. Waah. Waah. Waah. Etc.