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Twilight is Magic

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    The Holiday Cheer Post

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A bit of news: Darkest Hour and future works · 10:41pm Sep 9th, 2012

Hello there everypony, and welcome to my first blogpost on FiMFiction!

You're probably here because you have the bravery and tenacity it takes to slog through my very first work of fiction, Darkest Hour. If so, then I thank you, because I wrote it to be read and, in the best-case scenario, enjoyed. Seeing as the following is relevant to said story, you might be interested in reading this.

In the unlikely event that one of you courageous few began to worry, I'll say it right at the start: Darkest Hour is not stopping and will be updating until it's complete. In fact, I'll tell you a secret - I've finished the penultimate draft of the story a month ago, so I don't have to write the continuation of what is currently posted from scratch. However, before each chapter goes up, I'm putting it through extensive revision, which often results in equally extensive rewrites that bring it more in line with my vision for the final version. I'm still not quite happy with the story and well aware of the mistakes I've made, but that is for another post.

What will most likely change, however, is the rate at which it updates. The further I go, the more clearly I see all the shortcomings of the story, as well as the fact that most are impossible to fix without remaking it from the ground up. And that's even with the story being in the works since May. All of this tends to weigh down on me, affecting morale and slowing me down.

However error-ridden it may be, though, it's still my story, and you have taken the time to read it. I'm not about to drop it at least for these two reasons. Expect the updates to happen less frequently than before, but eventually we'll get there.

I've gained quite a bit from all this, most importantly the light years my writing has advanced by since I started, in no small part thanks to the dauntless JohnPerry, but in addition to that, I've learned that it is not a good idea to go for a 50-thousand-words-long adventure novel as your first work.


Now, for the other part of the news, namely the stories that I plan to make. Currently, there're 4 solid fanfic ideas floating around in my head in various stages of development. Two are adventure stories, which I might talk about later. The ones that this post is truly for are the other two - comparatively short and normal slice-of-life comedies starring our beloved residents of Ponyville, most notably Rarity.

Frankly, I should've gone in that direction from the start. Shorter, more accessible works are a lot better-suited for practicing and refining the writing skills (as well as expanding the readerbase for those grand sweeping epics many dream of. I guess I count too, but mine are far less grand or sweeping). Plus, they're a lot easier to make.

Seeing as I seem to be getting mired in the middle of Darkest Hour, I believe it is best to take a break from soldiering on with it and whip up a comedy or two, which would let me return to it renewed, and that, in turn, would benefit the quality of the story.

So, to sum it all up: Darkest Hour is still going and will be going until it's complete, but expect other stories too!

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