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Okay, I admit it, I'm probably not your mom. But odds are I'm old enough to be. Now with Patreon account (under alarajrogers) and short stories on Amazon (under Alara Rogers).

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  • 5 weeks
    The Filly Buster

    In earth pony democratic tradition, when a minority group of council leaders, in opposition to the will of the majority, wish to stop or slow down a vote on a proposition they are opposed to (but believe will have the votes to pass), they may engage in a Filly Buster, in which opposition members of the council will continue talking once given their chance to make their statement in opposition.

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  • 10 weeks
    Can't argue with the muse

    I know it probably wasn't on anyone's high priority to see more of list, but I am working on Being Chaos because the story started talking to me again. The next chapter is not directly based on any of the episodes; still following the canon timeline but we're finding out what Celestia wanted Discord for, and Eric is learning more about Discord's powers.

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  • 29 weeks
    Very minor change to Not the Hero

    In "Blueblood, This Is Your Life!" I changed language about Cadance being related to Sombra to being related to Amore, since later on I decided to accept the Umbrum backstory for Sombra.

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  • 30 weeks
    Gonna do a re-read of Not the Hero

    Damn thing is long enough that I may actually be out of the 52 Project and able to work on it by the time I finish. :-)

    It's my first priority once I can write fanfic again. At this point, I've taken enough hiatus weeks that the project's completion has pushed out to the first week of May rather than right before April.

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  • 35 weeks
    Back on track with 52 Project... mostly

    I fell way behind in the last part of 2020. Missed my deadline on Nov. 27, so story 35 came out week 36. Story 36 came out week 37. Story 37 didn't come out until shortly after Christmas, and then I declared an official hiatus where I wasn't going to come back until Jan. 15.

    38 came out today. We should be in week 42, I've officially lost 4 weeks.

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I'm so behind... · 3:43pm May 19th, 2015

I meant to have EOO updated three months ago. And I was supposed to be half done with Not the Hero by now. Le sigh...

I'm trying to finish the current chapter of Not the Hero, and then I'm thinking I may actually do 2 chapters of EOO in rapid succession, rather than switching off to a different story in between (or, at least, if I switch off it'll be a reaction fic to Make New Friends, and standalone.) The structure I have outlined has the next chapter being all the good Mane 6 in the Opposition world, and we don't return to what's going on with Discord until the chapter after that, so writing them one after the other seems like a good idea.

And then most likely Awkward Conversations and Tale of Terrible Dr Twilight because those are the ones that have gone longest without updates. Also I might finish Robot Scootaloo. Or, start Tales of Chaos.

The problem here is that I have 4 separate clients that I am late on finishing stuff for, because the month that I was sick, I didn't write and also I barely worked. So I've got to catch up on that before I can go full-out on catching up with my writing. But I really don't want a pattern of updating EOO every 6 months, and I last updated in December and before that in June, so I really want at least one new chapter out this month.

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The rate at which the chapters comes out is not the main concern, the quality that they are is what matters. If it takes time to make such great stories then I'm willing to wait.

Things take as long as they take.

Trying to rush them just burns authors out.

You're a professional writer?

Can't say I'm surprised.

I'm doing the same with one of my own fics. I completely understand. But Atrunia and Iron Sky are right. C: and you're so good! For example, your update of No Escape From Yourself was amazing and worth every second of waiting. Sorry I never reviewed it, but I used an entire afternoon to read it and it made my day.

Don't sweat the update schedule when you have clients waiting! Write what you feel inspired to write, you'll end up adding quality chapters to all of them sooner or later anyway.

For Terrible Doctor Twilight, are we ever going to see the reforming spell/book from Twilight's point of view? Because I think you summarized it once in a later fic, and I really want to learn more about what that experience is like for her.

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