M1SF0RTUNE

Joined May 2012
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Novice Writer, Game Addict, Founder of The Equestrian Critics Society, and host of Stableside Discussions, Disputes, and Debates podcast.

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  • The Price of Loyalty A dark, dystopian dramatic thriller set in an alternate universe with a divided Equestria, and a tale of redemption for a traumatized young soldier of Queen Luna's army. by M1SF0RTUNE 63,706 words · 489 views · 40 likes · 4 dislikes

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  • The Price of Loyalty A dark, dystopian dramatic thriller set in an alternate universe with a divided Equestria, and a tale of redemption for a traumatized young soldier of Queen Luna's army. by M1SF0RTUNE 63,706 words · 489 views · 40 likes · 4 dislikes
  • A Writer's Inspiration A hopeful writer suffers writer's block, until a fateful meeting with a rainbow-maned pegasus. by M1SF0RTUNE 4,308 words · 302 views · 13 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Beyond Reach A short story of a writer who finally found inspiration, but cannot stop thinking about her. by M1SF0RTUNE 1,904 words · 213 views · 11 likes · 1 dislikes

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  • Beyond ReachA short story of a writer who finally found inspiration, but cannot stop thinking about her.1,904 words ·213 views ·11 likes ·1 dislikes
  • A Writer's InspirationA hopeful writer suffers writer's block, until a fateful meeting with a rainbow-maned pegasus.4,308 words ·302 views ·13 likes ·2 dislikes
  • The Price of LoyaltyA dark, dystopian dramatic thriller set in an alternate universe with a divided Equestria, and a tale of redemption for a traumatized young soldier of Queen Luna's army.63,706 words ·489 views ·40 likes ·4 dislikes

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  • The End of Ponies A lone pony of a Wasteland future Equestria finds a way to visit her dead friends in the past. by shortskirtsandexplosions 527,556 words · 20,983 views · 1,721 likes · 47 dislikes
  • The Night That Never Ended Twilight and Rainbow find themselves in a world where Nightmare Moon was victorious by BronyCray 131,439 words · 2,271 views · 227 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Games We Play Somepony is once again masquerading as Mare Do Well, and it's up to Rainbow Dash to figure out who. by AbsoluteAnonymous 137,602 words · 22,108 views · 1,841 likes · 51 dislikes
  • A Bluebird's Song Rainbow Dash is struggling against her own past. Is it time for her rising star to fall? by Ardensfax 205,887 words · 15,176 views · 1,482 likes · 43 dislikes
Feb
20th
2014

Story Updates · 4:12am

Welp... good news and iffy news for you guys today.

Good news, PoL Journal #4's first draft is done, and is pretty close to the final version. However, for anyone who knows me at all, I hate the revision stage and it takes eternity for me to get around to doing it. Despite a positive mindset toward such endeavors, the thought of tearing a good draft to pieces annoys the hell out of me, but it more so annoys me cuz I've already been taking as long as I have to the point where Price of Loyalty's continuation is being questioned.

Frankly, this is where the "iffy" news comes in.

I need to force myself into a rhythm of writing and I know with PoL I'll stop every chapter, want to revise it, get annoyed with it, and not bother with it whatsoever. So I need to do one or both of the following things:

1. I need to just write the rest of the story. No revisions, no editing, no tweaking, no quality checking - not until the story is finished. I've had the entire plot mapped out for over a year now and I need to get it on paper or it'll rot. This is gonna be a test of ignoring my inner editor and desire to publish chapters every time I finish them, but it'll be a challenge worth overcoming because I need to get out of my reluctant-editing phase and finish what I started two years ago.

2. I have to work on side stories. I've been getting plenty of ideas for stories and themes to write, and some of them will be practice in different styles or with certain mechanics. For example, there's one story I wanted to do a long time ago involving a first-person perspective of a blind Rainbow Dash in a touchy-feely romance thing. It was going to be an experiment in writing using every other sense; sound, smell, taste, and touch. These kinds of stories will get me to write in new ways, find stories that work and which ones don't, so ultimately I can find what I enjoy writing and can be able to write it effectively.

I may try to do both, perhaps sit down and work on something or other for 2-3 hours a day. This'll get me to work on the writing habit I mentioned in my New Years Resolution. It's something to try and pound down my inner editor into the ground so I can keep moving forward, and not stopping to make fixes, which is what constantly stops me from writing in the first place.

What this also means though is that I'm going to need a capable editor. I'll be writing a bunch of first drafts and potential second drafts and I'll need someone to help motivate me into fixing them, as well as improving them to make them far better stories. However, this editor needs to keep me out of "revision limbo" like I have been these past 8+ months on Journal #4, which is extremely important that I don't get stuck into again.

So starting tomorrow when I get home, I'm gonna lock myself in my room and work on something. It probably won't be Journal #4 of PoL, as much as I wanna get it done and published, I need to do something far more important:

I need to write.

Thanks everyone. Be sure to keep calm and pony on!

-M.

M1SF0RTUNE · 13 views · Edited 8w, 4d ago · Report · Story: The Price of Loyalty

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#1064127 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

Hi! Random friend would you like a follow for a follow?

#984281 · 10w, 2d ago · · ·

Okay.  Geez that girl has really been busy. ^^;  I didn't think she would run things in this group as well.

#983942 · 10w, 2d ago · · ·

>>979997 I left the group a short while ago and it's undergoing a bit of new management. If you take it up with Hope, who's currently running the group, she can most likely get you sorted out. :twilightsmile:

#979997 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

There was a story called The Chaotic Touch of Harmony that was up on your Equestrian Critics Society group as one of the stories waiting to be reviewed for a long time, but then I noticed that it was gone from the group's list of stories and I wonder if the changes you made last year made it disappear from the list when you reorganized it.  Is that why this story isn't there anymore?

#878613 · 18w, 3d ago · · ·

I request help on attempting to understand the "New Lunar Republic."

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