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Emperor


Leave your headcanons at the door.

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  • 25 weeks
    State of the Author - January 2020

    This month, I finally broke loose again and was able to publish two updates, one for Legacy of the Greatest and one for Phantasmare.

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  • 41 weeks
    State of the Author - September 2019

    So you may notice this blog comes over halfway through the month, for a retrospect of last month.

    There is a reason for that. Call it about 160 working hours in the month so far, and then a professional exam that I had to study for and write in between that.

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  • 48 weeks
    State of the Reader - August 2019

    As far as I can tell, I read 1.12 million words in August on FIMfiction. Of that, about 10k were story updates. 546k were stories on my Read for Later or which popped up in the New box that were Incomplete/On Hiatus, and are now on tracking. The rest were either complete and so I was able to put them in one of my bookshelves, or I flagged off partways through the story and simply didn't care to

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  • 48 weeks
    State of the Author - August 2019

    Today will be the first of three blogs. I think I'm going to try a 'State of the Author' and 'State of the Reader' blog each month from now on until my whimsy flags off. State of the Author should be fairly obvious. State of the Reader will be more about the FIMfics I've read, and attempting to compile a word count read. The third one this month will be a one-off combined on my BronyCon

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  • 52 weeks
    BronyCon Sunday - Looking for a Muse

    So tomorrow is the last day of BronyCon. With that a lot of people leave early. I don't leave until Monday at 1030am on a flight however. I'll probably either go to a party or dinner after closing ceremonies if plans don't fall through but there is still a lot of hours after that before I would need to sleep.

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Mar
1st
2017

February Fic-A-Day Post-Mortem · 3:04am Mar 1st, 2017

So at the end of January, I challenged myself to attempt to write and publish a pony fic a day in February. So how did I do?

Well, I managed to write and publish 15 fanfictions in February, and I have about another 8000 words of oneshots that I haven't been able to push myself to completing and another 6000 on longer-length stories. I was hopeful in my original blog post to end up with about 14 for the month, so hitting 15 isn't too shabby. 8 out of 15 stories were featured, though two of them really only sort of floated onto the Feature Box by virtue of getting like 15 upvotes and being over 8k words each. 3 stories got over 200 upvotes, one more got over 100, and one story sits at 99 upvotes right now.

More intriguingly, I managed to publish stories 9 days in a row and then 6 stories in the next 13 days and then nothing in the last six. A lot of that is the fault of The Fall of Twilight Sparkle, which just didn't really come together very well and burned me out hard. The same occurred with Birds of a Feather Shy Together and one unpublished story sitting at about 3500 words.

Playing a lot of Age of Empires 2 didn't help, but the new campaigns are so awful that they've burned me out on that for the time.

What did I learn? Keeping several stories going can be extremely helpful as it lets me bounce around so if I'm not feeling one story I can get a little bit of work done on another story. Even when not feeling it, I still got 500 words done a day to at least push a story a little closer to completion. But also having an initial need for productivity and to publish is helpful. Up until I missed the first day, forcing myself to write and publish meant I actually got work done.

Anyways, some then-and-now stats comparisons:

29 > 44 stories (+15)
224 > 307 followers (+83)
58,387 > 75,969 story views (+17,582 views)

So hello and welcome to all my new followers!

Though I didn't mention it in my original blogpost, I had 48 ideas at the time in my ideas list document. Of those 48 ideas, I used 12 of them to trim it down to 36. One more idea was from a FTP contest, and two more I came up with over the course of the month. Unfortunately, I also added 10 more ideas to the list throughout the month so I'm down for 48 all the way down to 46. I blame the FIMFiction Discord chat.

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Comments ( 4 )

That was pretty good, congrats on making it as far as you did.

That's pretty respectable. Good on you for getting so much done. :eeyup:
Big Mac, because you're productive.

So hello and welcome to all my new followers!

hey dude

kul

Congratulations! I may not keep up with all your new stories here, but I certainly seen the tally.. Wish you well!

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