STATE OF THE NINES: 300 followers??? · 7:00am
Yeah, you can see the number on my profile, and stuff.
I have moved out! Like, totally officially and stuff! No longer living off my parents! Job hunting! Living with roommates!
This makes writing hard.
Both of these people I am living with are, first off, BROTHERS, whom are great friends. They also are EXTROVERTS who like SPORTS. Oh, and they both like LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (one of them is plat III, christ I'm only silver I, only through not playing for all of the last two semesters) more than me and are helping me (both through persistence and through advice) to raise my solo-queue rating. This is time consuming.
Which means writing is hardddddddd
Thankfully, I have my own room, which is on the other side of the house from THEIR rooms, but it is directly linked to the living room where they play games anyway. Finding time to be alone, as per required for art as I write, is difficult. That said, I may try and set some rules with them so I have time to write everyday, but who knows. They can be unpredictable sometimes.
Also, I'm getting into game of thrones and attack on titan. Help.
My plan is still overall the same. I want to finish OOTB, and when I do, I'll start trying to poop out some Persona crossover. Pinkmalion will have to be inserted wherever I feel like it. Other fics I want to re-write, like Faith or Burning Bridges, will be put off until I feel something strongly about them, and just spend two weeks at once working on them or something to that effect.
Here is the news I don't think I've mentioned.
The way I'm writing the persona fic is going to be different. I'm going to write the whole story first, or at least a ton of it, and at every section (at this point, it is looking like every month, which is 1 shadow form per month, except for one very special month, hehehe...), I'll send it off to pre-readers for editing. My first drafts are usually notoriously awful, more awful than the first drafts I have read that people think were awful.
What does this mean for readers? Very simply: You won't see the story for a while, but hopefully it should update once a week as soon as I start posting it. I love editing far more than writing, so I'll be able to crank out chapters at a good pace, and they should be quality. In fact, since I'm USING pre-readers, it should be MORE quality than usual. I hope.
So yeah, that is the news/fics. Enjoy your horse words.
Scratch that · 2:35am
Work is being made
I don't really have a set order because my brain is doing gymnastics to decide what I do or don't write.
I WANT TO FINISH PINKITY FIRST. But, I don't know if I will. I don't know when I'll do Faith expansion, or finish Out of the Blue. I don't know.
But consider it like, all being worked on okay? okay
Time for some coffee
FINALS THIS WEEK
BASICALLY HALF DONE ALREADY
HERE IS HOW WRITING IS GONNA GO NOW I THINK:
Right now, I'm writing Pinkity (that which is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion), and I don't have a time table for when that is done as I send off every section to some pre-readers to make it not terrible.
After that... I think I'm taking another ootb break, but just for one story. For no reason I can tell, I'm having huge issues writing the next scene, so I'm gonna do some other things. First, I'm going to add some scenes to Faith, making it probably 10-15k longer or so. Then, I'll probably make a sequel that will explain some things that I intentionally left open (Such as, why were other changelings trying to kidnap Fluttershy?), and probably end that au-fluttershy-is-a-changeling arc thing.
And then I will finish ootb then I write persona fic AND THAT IS HOPEFULLY THE NEW PLAN.
ALL RIGHT. I got 72 new followers from that feature. My first featured story, but whatever. I guess people really like their changelings.
SO HERE IS THE STATE OF THE UNION NINES:
I am already starting on the next chapter of Out of the Blue already, but with finals 3 weeks away, and me taking 16 credit hours, I cannot guarantee much. Hopefully something is done before June, and the whole fic will be done before summer is over. That is the plan. It's actually pretty easy now that I'm actually getting to all the scenes and interactions I have had brewing in my head for a year, and I am past most of the date. Trust me, if that chapter sucked, then, honestly, I'm sorry, but I'm just happy to be past it. Plot is gonna start happening again in chapter 10.
If you are new here: After I finish Out of the Blue, I'm going to be working on an epic: A Persona crossover. It will take elements from both Persona 3 and 4 (3 in the dark hour, and 4 in the murder mystery and facing-your-shadow-self persona), and star an OC with the mane six. Hopefully this all has some people excited. I don't do many adventure fics (only made two if you count Faith), and those are my favorite kind to read, and hopefully I can write a good one.
ONTO THE ISSUES THAT CAN DELAY THESE THINGS HAPPENING:
I'm moving soon; like, within the next 2-3 months probably. I'll be moving out of my parents' home and in with friends in a city a few hours away. He has a large house and rents out rooms and the basement, and I can get a room on his floor for 200/month. That's pretty ace. He's probably one of my best friends, and his brother--who is also chill--is living with him. All I need to do is find a job and I'll be living very happily away from my folks.
I ALSO am basically 100% sure that I'm going to Bronycon. I don't have my planet tickets YET, but uh, none of the other costs need to be made ahead of time, and the airport I'm using is small; the tickets were priced maybe 5-10 dollars more expensive now than they were in February. I also am probably going to be on a fanfiction panel hosted by the pre-readers. There's lots of unconfirmed stuff, but this is all my plan.
SO YEAH, HORSE WORDS AND A CONVENTION. THAT IS ALL.
PRE-READER FICS · 4:57am
So the reason I wrote Faith, that monster of a story (that is currently featured and has a ton of faves, bwah??) in one week is because the pre-readers from EQD had a fun little event where we all write prompts, then randomly distribute them, and give ourselves a week to write something.
HERE ARE SOME FICS:
Prompt: Totally Lost (from Pre-reader who is also a bear)
Prompt: Sweetie Belle sets out to try to find a way to become a crystal pony, in hopes the change will make her sister pay more attention to her. (from Pegasus Rescue Brigade)
Prompt: Fluttershy's tail always drags along the ground. She finds some strange and interesting things caught in there... (from Pascoite)
Prompt: Three ponies enter, but only one leaves... (from CupcakesNom)
Prompt: Celestia's Terrible Secret--REVEALED! (from Benman)
Prompt: Scootaloo has no parents because she's actually a magical construct designed to behave like a normal pony. She's either been lost or is being 'field tested', and her true nature is revealed when a passphrase is spoken in her presence. The precise nature of her purpose, the reveal, and the repercussions of this are up to you. (from PresentPerfect)
Prompt: What if.. say.. Gilda was working for Celestia and was being a total twat BECAUSE Celestia asked her to? What if the Mane 6 -needed- that sort of support to look good, because they're that far behind the others? IE… they're incompetent but mean well.. so Celestia has to 'hire' Gilda and the other 'villains' to make Twilight and the others look good and bolster their confidence?
Write a story that explores this (remote) possibility... (from Mechanic)
Prompt: Celestia never had a lot of free time, and now that Luna is back to help run Equestria after her 1000 year exile, Celestia finds herself with more free time than she knows what to do with. Luna discovers that during her exile, Celestia never had a special somepony, so she takes it upon herself to set her sister up on a blind date, in an attempt to expand her sister's horizons. (From Ninestempest)
Written by Mechanic
Prompt: Diplomacy takes many forms... (from Siraj)
What on earth have I done · 2:36am
UPDATES!!1! · 5:06am
So with the new OotB chapter posted...
I have to take a week off from writing it.
I am participating in another pre-reader battle: http://www.fimfiction.net/group/967/eqd-prereader-battle-2012
Prompts are distributed, and I have to finish a fic by Friday.
What am I writing?
A sequel to Right, of course!