New Excuses · 11:49pm
As some of you have probably noticed, I sent Timekeeper chapter 4 into the wild blue yonder. Another 10k+ chapter, and on a faster turnaround than the last. You know, there used to be a time where I thought 3-4k was an ideal length; then it was 5k, and now I’m doing the average yearly output of a high school student in a single chapter.
This puts Timekeeper at 45,472 words (by FIMfic count) which makes it the 5th longest story in the winningverse, edging out Comma-Kazie’s What’s in a Name at 45,442. Not bad for the red-headed step child of the universe, right? (I still haven’t earned an entry in the damn timeline yet.)
Well, moving on.
Part of the reason for this fast arrival is me attempting to get this done before I get hit by my end of year assignment/exam dash. Procrastination is a terrible thing, but it makes me work that much better.
This does mean the next one will be slower, but there’s good news on that front. The next chapter was mostly written months ago in collaboration with Symphony’s author Jake the Ginger. In fact, if you want to get a head start, look up Symphony (chapters 6 and 7) and you can get Lyra’s rather limited account.
If you read it you might pick up my style, I was directing Turner and the other colts while Jake took the mares. You may also pick up on some meddling by Turner.
In addition to the Winningverse stuff, I’ll also be looking to write something independent of it. I’ll probably do something not related to Time Turner for once, It’s important for an author to get out and see other characters. Plus, since my writing has improved since the Discordian Detective days, I’ll take a shot at getting something onto EQD properly. Winning in Los Pegasus snuck on there, but it isn’t the same as going through the front door.
So, that’s my excuses.