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Fluttercheer


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Jul
23rd
2019

I guess one of the things an author who wants to rise to the next level has to learn..... · 1:48pm Jul 23rd, 2019

.....is to always be 100% honest with their followers. And the truth is, I got struck with a heavy fit of depression that crippled me for the most part during the last five days. That is why the final chapter of "Aegis" still isn't there and why there wasn't the promised writing report yesterday.
And I know there aren't many who care about "Aegis" (rightfully so, because I really butchered the quality of this story), but it wouldn't feel right to leave you in the dark about the reasons for the delay.
The good news is that I fixed myself by now. It took me a few days, but then I realized that the pressure of a deadline was too much after that fit on Wednesday. Basically, I just needed to eliminate the pressure for a bit and go at everything a little bit slower, which I effectively did yesterday. And I also realized what caused the fit to begin with, so I'll be able to avoid that in the future.
But this won't affect the return of "A Storm on the Horizon of the Arcane World". There are a couple things that make me vulnerable in a mental way right now, but I will still start writing this story for real this week and the first chapter will come out on August 4th as planned.
I am writing the final chapter of "Aegis" right now and it will come out today and then this story is wrapped up. Apologies for the delay.

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No Problem for me. I hope our Chat helped you.

No problem. Always a joy to see you here.

And the truth is, I got struck with a heavy fit of depression that crippled me for the most part during the last five days.

Man, I'm sorry to hear that. It's wretched when that happens, isn't it? But depression's tricky, and perhaps it's even an opportunity to stop and take stock?

Sadly, I can't solve the problem of yours beyond generic platitudes, firstly because I'm no professional and secondly because it's ultimately not my business anyway. It's personal. It differs from person to person. But I will say I genuinely hope you pull through this and get back in the game. Remember: that game'll be waiting for you to join in when you're ready.

There's a way back, however long it takes and whatever you have to learn as you go to figure it out. Don't stop looking for that way. With luck, you'll find exactly what you need in the fullness of time. Good luck, fluttercheer. :pinkiesmile:

Taking a short break from writing the final chapter. I didn't expect such mass commenting to happen. For once, a surprise that is pleasant.


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It did a little! Helped a bit with releasing pressure and getting me in a more relaxed state that allows me to write.

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You're welcome! Hopefully this was really the last time I had to excuse a delay of a story update.

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Thanks. :twilightsmile: I hope I will live up to expectations.

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But depression's tricky, and perhaps it's even an opportunity to stop and take stock?

Thanks. The main goal right now is to take care of stories that have been sitting around unfinished in public for way too long. After today's update, there will be one unfinished multi-chapter fic less.

It's personal. It differs from person to person.

Indeed. The problem that causes this depression is one I need to fix myself and that I can fix only myself.

Don't stop looking for that way.

I'm still on this way. Never left it. It's just a splintered hoof that makes trotting down the path a bit slower right now. The pace will increase a little bit again today while the day progresses.

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Glad to hear it. Looking forward to hear from you:twilightsmile:

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