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  • 554 weeks
    Blueberry Muffins! Cinnamon Swirl! Adorable Fluffy Kittens!

    Twilight Sparkle stomped her way across the castle courtyard, fuming. “I cannot believe what that pony just said!”

    Cadance looked up from the book she was reading. “Was it Blueblood again?”

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  • 558 weeks
    New story

    It's short, it's light, it's dark... yeah, it's kind of both. It's not related to anything else I wrote. Hopefully it's fun to read, it was pretty fun to write.

    Spirit Tethers

    Warning: contains a slightly antisocial Twilicorn

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  • 581 weeks
    So... what next?

    I want to write something, but I'm not sure what. The options that I've been thinking about include:

    (a) Finishing up a non-pony story that I kind of trailed off on to write MLP fanfiction instead. It involves otters in space. Completely separate from the 'moon ponies'.

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  • 587 weeks
    Oh, you've got to read this...

    It's another 'rainbow dash failed the rainboom' story but it focuses on the characters growing up differently, and it's pretty compelling. There hasn't been even a hint of nightmare moon yet, but...

    A Minor variation

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  • 591 weeks
    Option Delta...

    Argh. Stupid brainworm. 'This Day Aria' is way too catchy for a villain song.

    I was thinking about writing a 'conversion bureau' story where a lot of the weirdnesses and inconsistencies in the setting were explained by a simple secret that no pony is allowed to tell. But of course I started singing to myself...

    This Bureau's going to be perfect,

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These Dreams... · 5:58pm Jun 19th, 2012

So, I've been trying to write the next chapter of SCPP for a week now, and I've been forced to come face to face with an unalterable truth -- writing about mining with lasers is boring. (cue rimshot) Even if you have Pinkie Pie singing mining songs in the background.

I think I have the solution, though, so I should have something like a chapter in a few days. That's not really what this post is about.

In the shower this morning, and while I was doing my morning walk that pretends to be exercise, I saw the whole rest of the story in my head, scene by scene, with dialog and action and drama and it was so beautiful! I even had a few ideas for a sequel!

...and by the time I get home from work and can actually try to write anything down I'll probably have forgotten everything. Hell, I've probably *already* forgotten all the details that would make writing it out easy. I'll have to go by the vague mental outline and try to recreate everything from scratch. v.v

Why do I only get ideas when I'm in no position to act on them?

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Comments ( 3 )

This is why I have a smart phone that I can write on while I'm walking. >:)

It's actually very common for creative people to come up with ideas in the shower, while walking, while stopped in traffic, etc. The key is to have something boring that you must keep doing, but not something that takes all your concentration. This prevents you from distracting yourself with something fun (like a game, or a book, or something else you know you want to do) but doesn't distract you so much that you can't daydream about your story.

What does SCPP stand for?

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