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State of the Scribe: June 2024 · 10:39pm June 1st

Another month has arrived, and it's time for an update. Will I be brief or ramble this time? Find out soon!

New stuff first, since I know that's going to be the most interesting to most people. We'll start with Accidental Sunshine, there at the bottom.

Accidental Sunshine is the latest monthly updating story, taking a closer look at changelings prior to their formal discovery in the Royal Wedding. We'll follow one of the first bugs to discover ponies, and her experiences adapting to the strange world of love and friendship they've created. Yes, this is one of those "x is really a changeling" stories, though I think my take will be a bit different than the others out there on Fimfic. Give it a shot if you're interested. As with all the first chapters, anyone can check them out on my patreon for free here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-105351764 . Future updates will be for backers only, though the story will come to Fimfiction for everyone when it is complete.

Then we have another new story, currently untitled. This should be a return to form for many of my readers--a ponies on earth tf story, following a diverse cast who discover the dangers of equestrian magic while still in our world. I'll give more detail about that one next month, you can expect to hear about it then.

Other than the two new stories, the biggest news is the completion of Forerunner's Child. With the end of that book, I'm now moving towards a final revision pass and its formal publication. The story will remain up on my patreon until that happens, so if you want to read the whole thing there now, check this link: https://www.patreon.com/collection/216543?view=expanded . This little series represents more a passionate foray into publication than one I expect to have much direct applicability to market trends or anything--it's just an idea I was deeply passionate about.

There are several more such ideas coming--short stories, mostly focused on TF, or science fiction, or both. I'll continue to share those here.

There are still lots of awesome ideas coming down the pipeline. I'd love to get more books printed, so I can leave a physical record of all these amazing little stories I've told over the years. But I've had to reject a few covers I had done for Luna is a Harsh Mistress part 2. I'm not printing it until it looks awesome--really looking to raise the bar here. I'll have a similar standard for Forerunner's Child, or any other book I get printed.

Next story that will be finished is probably Hand of the Ancients. Second String and Words of Power should be finished up by the end of the year, allowing Second String to find its way here to Fimfiction. Baring unexpected complications, I would love to print Words of Power, so its many vivid images will survive the death of whatever image hosting I happen to be using.

Other than that, I'm also working on a visual novel. I've mentioned it a few times--but I've been light on details. It's a step firmly outside my wheelhouse, which means I can't conclude as positively about when or how I'll be finished with it. I don't like making promises that aren't kept. Murder! Mystery! Romance! TF! Legally distinct elemental kitsune that are totally not related to and do not resemble anything owned by a Japanese megacorporation with litigious tendencies! When I have assets to share I'll tell more, perhaps in a dedicated blog post.

Last but not least. Working on another secret project. I want a cover before I put it up here on fimfiction. I won't say what I'm doing, but if you read Voayge of the Equanox, you might be able to guess. We'll see if I have the time to keep up with the speed of that story--I have my doubts. But higher poll vote totals might be able to make it easier.

Thanks so much for sticking with me over the years. The... many, many years. Strange that I'm still on this path, but so long as there are exciting stories left to tell, I'll be creating them.

June has the positively insane "novel in a day" event. As of right now, I plan to participate. Not with a pony story, but if what I write is any way connected to the audience here, I'll share an update with you. Stay tuned!


Now for my usual links, invites, and information about ongoing stories:

Want a copy of one of my books? You can see what I've printed and buy a copy here: https://starscribe.net/

Obligatory Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe

My Discord, a hub of fun writing activities and lots of other pony-related shenanigans: https://discord.gg/J8hq6MX

Then, the ongoing feed of shorter stories:
Second String, the tale of earth's brave football warriors turned Equestrian liberators, can be explored here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-in-78044865

Legio IX Hispania, our historical journey into the question of what if the lost Roman legion ended up in Equestria, unravels here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-legio-78027950

Rescue Process is the story of when accidental human arrivals to Equestria are discovered by some very unfriendly creatures, and they're forced to fight for survival: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-rescue-94115163

Family of Chaos follows a mysterious mare named Hurricane. She's lived lifetimes in Equestria, watching seasons come and go. It's only when Discord breaks free of containment that she begins to discover the truth, and her life is turned to chaos: https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-family-94115055

Accidental Sunshine: What happens when a young changeling accidentally discovers the existence of Ponies, and is forced to take on the identity of one to keep herself hidden? Friendship waits for her, if she's willing and able to take it. https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-story-105351764

Comments ( 2 )

One of these days, I'll have money left over to get one of these books

Imma nab a hard copy of words of power when that drops. Its a cool story! I may get one of your other hard copies as well!

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