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TheSlorg


* EQD Blogpony * Best Author nominee: 2013 Pony Awards * Thirteen time featured writer on Equestria Daily * Panelist: Ponycon AU 2014/2015, Salvagecon, and Alicon 2018/2019.

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  • 67 weeks
    Golly!:Chinese Translation

    Disharmony Tree has taken the effort to translate my story, Golly! Into Chinese.

    I've read the Chinese version (translated back to English, thank you Google) and I love it.

    I've added a link to the story description for all who are interested.

    2 comments · 93 views
  • 76 weeks
    Sequel?

    Hm...

    There may be something in the works. Maybe.

    It might have something to do with a certain pesky pegasus filly and her stress-case alicorn rival. Do you guys want to see what happens?

    Read More

    4 comments · 245 views
  • 76 weeks
    Discord (Server, Not the Character)

    Howdy, folks.

    I figure since I'm (kind of) back in the writing game, I might as well post a link to my Discord server. Why?

    • It's a way for you to remind me to get off my rear and get to writing
    • It's a way for you to suggest a story idea and ensure I actually see it
    • It's a way to potentially get a sneak-peak at unpublished stories or chapters and provide feedback

    Read More

    0 comments · 117 views
  • 76 weeks
    What Should I Do?

    Okay, I have a problem.

    As I mentioned last week, Knighty was able to restore the first story I started writing: The Final Element. It's definitely rough, but it has a special place in my heart, and I actually progressed the story a fair bit before I put it on hiatus for a rewrite. Then I took notes for the rewrite and deleted the original story so I could write the new version.

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    7 comments · 181 views
  • 77 weeks
    Oh My Golly

    Featured!

    Oh my word, it's been 6 years since I had a new featured story.

    THANK YOU so much!

    0 comments · 115 views
May
25th
2020

Lyra's Ultimate Item Emporium · 6:08am May 25th, 2020

I suppose the first point of business is to offer an apology.

I've been writing Lyra's Ultimate Item Emporium for seven years and two months. Who am I, George R R Martin?
Maybe if I were as good a writer as him, it'd be acceptable. But I have zero delusions of such grandeur. Back in 2012 - 2013, I was able to devote a lot of time to writing, and it showed. Both in the amount of stories and chapters I put out, and sometimes in the quality (or lack thereof). These days, my job and my kids take up a huge amount of my time. Sure, I get some time to play games, or go fishing, or whatever. But there's not a lot of free time.

The last chapter I put out for Lyra's was November 1st, 2018.

Surely I could have found some time since then. In my defense, I have been determined not to write just to write, and to ensure what I do put out is entertaining. Hopefully I succeed in that sometimes. In 2018, I put out 7 chapters in a row in rapid-fire succession... and then I stopped writing until now.

I'm sorry.

I wrote myself into a corner. I knew where the story was going, but I didn't pick the best path to get there. I was stuck. For years. I could have forced out an ending, but that would have been horrible, and an insult to anyone who has stuck with the story through the years (or anyone new who picked it up only to be disappointed).

I dedicated a lot of my free time to working my way out of this rut. Then, a few weeks ago, I figured it all out.

The story will end at chapter 35. Everything is mapped out. I know what to do, and where everypony is going. I just need to write it.

I know better than to say it will be done soon, because every time I do, I end up disappearing for years. But I'm determined to finish the story, and finish it well. Again, I'm a bit ashamed it took so long to get going. I hope what I have in store is worth the wait.

Thanks for reading,
Love,
Slorgy

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Comments ( 10 )

Sounds great!

Por fin la historia continúa :rainbowkiss: muchas gracias por no dejarla abandonada e inconclusa, empecé a pensar que la historia había muerto pero qué bueno que me equivoqué.

Por cierto no subestimes tu escritura tu historia es muy divertida, yo en algún momento quise escribir pero a pesar de mis mejores esfuerzos las cosas no resultaron bien :pinkiesick: escribir no es fácil y no cualquiera puede hacerlo :derpytongue2:

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Sigue intentando escribir. ¡Estoy seguro de que mejorarás con el tiempo! Además, disculpe mi traductor de Google.

Congratulations on making it through the block and life so far. Dont stress on this, especially if you got so much life to work through already. Thing about completing, is that you can come back years later and remember freinds youve forgotton and good times, and make your life a little better. :twilightsmile:

I'm glad you figured out how to bring it to a close to your satisfaction, and thank you for your care for it. :)

Don't worry about it duder

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

I know that feel, bro. :B

Congrats on creating a clear plan and implementing it!

I’m just glad that instead of ditching the story altogether without an explanation, you not only told us, but worked your way around what you’ve done and reached the ending that way.

Don't worry you're not the only one who spend years on a single story.

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