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  • 5 weeks
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: A Tale of Two Suns is ON HIATUS

    Hi everybody. So... chapter 15 has not gone over very well, to say the least. I get it. I made a mistake, and my plans haven't panned out the way I'd hoped. sigh

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  • 5 weeks
    Chapter 15 is up now!

    It's been a long time, but it's finally here. A Tale of Two Suns chapter 15 is now officially published here on Fimfiction (with other sites following suit later today). I hope you all enjoy it.

    So now, my good readers, I ask that you all brace yourselves for... Mysteries on the Horizon.

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  • 5 weeks
    ATOTS Editing Progress, and Chapter 15 coming Monday

    Hi everybody. You're probably wondering what happened to the new chapter. I mean, I said "the next few days", right? Well, turns out the back-edits are taking a lot longer than I thought. But hey, I've never had the best sense for how long something will take anyway. ADHD thing.

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    3 comments · 70 views
  • 7 weeks
    ATOTS New Chapter will be coming soon

    Hi everybody. I know it's been a long time since I updated. I really don't like to think about how long it's been. Of course I know how long it's been, but I'm still choosing not to focus on that. Why has it been so long? Short answer: Lots of things added on top of my usual slowness.

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  • 12 weeks
    Life Updates, Late Thank Yous, and Other Things

    Hi everybody. I know it's been a while since I've been on, and even longer since I posted anything. I just wanted to give all of you a head's up. I've gotten a new laptop, but I've had some technical issues to struggle through. Actually, I've gotten two laptops because I ended up being unhappy with the first. And on top of technical troubles, I've had a run of general bad luck over the last few

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Apr
14th
2019

ATOTS Editing Progress, and Chapter 15 coming Monday · 2:29am April 14th

Hi everybody. You're probably wondering what happened to the new chapter. I mean, I said "the next few days", right? Well, turns out the back-edits are taking a lot longer than I thought. But hey, I've never had the best sense for how long something will take anyway. ADHD thing.

In fact, I'm actually not done. I just finished going through chapter 8 today. And with finishing chapter 8, that brings the total points of correction I've done to about... 452. Yeah, 452. I made a list of them all to keep everything organized.

Again, nothing essential has been lost. It's all commas I've missed (mostly due to not understanding vocative case), some words written in the wrong order, typos hidden as other words (I call those Ninja Typos), missing hyphens, hyphens used in place of Em-dashes because I didn't understand the difference, mis-capitalized words, misspelled words, and paragraphs I realized could be joined.

There were also other places where I re-wrote bits of it when I thought it sounded clunky or contained unnecessary words that amounted to little more than padding. Chapter 8 in particular saw a lot of sentence re-writing and quite a bit of padding removal (you may notice a drop in the word count of at least 30 words or so, I think).

I really should have started this last year. It's feeling like a Labor of Hercules. Though I suppose if I equated editing these chapters to the Labors, I'd ironically have just captured the mares of Diomedes, and have yet to steal the belt of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

So, here's what I'm doing. I have planned to have A Tale of Two Suns chapter 15 posted on Monday, within the usual window of 9:30-10:30 AM EDT. I had originally planed to post it tomorrow, but I'm really tired by now, and I have yet to do any of the setup work for posting a chapter, or given the chapter one last run through, or used the text-to-speech feature on fimfiction to find any Ninja Typos (I've found it very useful. Really, try it.).

I don't want to keep you guys waiting any longer, so for the rest of the back-editing, I'll be doing that some other time, on days on my choosing. I'll probably make announcements when I do it so you guys know when things are going to fluctuate. And if anything goes wrong with my plan for posting chapter 15 on Monday, I'll let you know.

That's all. Have a good evening, everyone.

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Comments ( 3 )

Man, it's not often I come across someone willing to put this much effort into improving.

Looking forward to the new chapter!

Same here this fanfic actually made me think what if these events happened to sunset in the movies and specials

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Thanks. I want this to be the best story it can be, even if doing this stuff is like going up a mountain.

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