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Scyphi


A brony of few words who writes many.

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Oct
4th
2019

Don't You Just Hate It... · 6:00pm Oct 4th, 2019

...when you get this really good idea for a fan fic--this sort of adventure/mystery sort of tale feature Gallus, Spike, their respective pasts, their presents, and details on certain long-absent family members--but you know, deep down, you really don't have the time to commit to such a project?

Especially when you're me, and are trying (and only kind of succeeding?) to cut back on long-form fanfics? :rainbowlaugh:

Man, so much I wanna do and just not enough means to make it all happen, at least not when I want it to.

If it helps, though, I am sporadically working on other WIP fics. You've got your usual projects like that "Grief is the Price We Pay" final edit-through that I'm still slowly working my way through (currently around chapter "Lost Cause" on that, in case that interests anyone), and of course, the oft-mentioned but never elaborated "swansong" fic that I finally made enough of a breakthrough to get through where I had long been stuck on that plot, so hopefully progress on that will start going quicker.

Then I've also got a couple misc. one-shot fics I've been dabbling with, one of which might come out as a good Halloween-themed fic if I can pull it together in time. We'll see. No promises. Don't really have any clear time-table for any of these, just goals I'd like to meet but don't necessarily have to, y'know?

But I hope I can get a new fic of some sort out before the end of the year. If not though, definitely sometime next year.

Comments ( 4 )

Bleh, I hate it when that kinda thing happens and you spread yourself too thin with too many fics.

It's the worst.

Godspeed, evil man.

I had the same sort of idea hahaha

It wasn't long-form though, I wanted to do a five or six chapter horror/mystery with Gallus (who was staying in Twilight's castle for the summer) and Spike (who was in charge of the castle while Starlight and Twi were at a friendship retreat) getting on each other's nerves and then slowly bonding over shared nightmares and spooky happenings.

But it never really panned out :raritycry:

That's sort of the curse of the writer I think—once you figure out how to come up with ideas they won't stop coming, and that brings you the challenge of choosing which ones to commit to and which ones to stow away for an unspecified time in the future.

Man, so much I wanna do and just not enough means to make it all happen, at least not when I want it to.

Huh. Join the club, we've got jackets. :ajbemused:

Sometimes, I think the only solution is to keep hammering away at this writing thing and hope you get better over time.

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