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Tael_Spinner


Just a simple writer trying to make their way in this universe.

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  • 1 week
    I hate my luck *Updated July 22nd*

    Thanks to the weekend I thought my luck was turning but no. It had a massive hammer instead.

    Couple of good things, some frustrating things, and one down right devastating thing.

    Good:

    - Kept an eye on changes to the vaccine rollout in my area and got my shot shifted from September to the Monday just passed, so...

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  • 1 week
    At Last!

    After figuring out a timing issue for a particular plot event, the notes for the rest of this arc have been expanded and are ready to go!

    Just need to get through tomorrow and I will be able to turn my attention fully to writing the chapters (my luck not withstanding).

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  • 2 weeks
    I'm sorry, this week is getting to be too much

    ...

    So, this hell week just keeps on kicking. Doing my best to get the notes expanded, two chapters to go but can't really focus no matter how hard I try.

    In order of occurrence:
    Dishwasher Failure. Still to be seen by repairer. That will be my Thursday. Unknown cost.

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  • 2 weeks
    What is holding things up. An explanation.

    I know, I know. I promised things would be quicker. That was with regard to the month of freedom to write I have just entered into :yay:. Unfortunately, a lot of things needed my attention leading into it. Then I needed about a day or two to refocus onto writing, which I am currently doing, all while trying to manage more bad luck in my life. But that is at least being handled so I don't need to

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  • 5 weeks
    Update: Parents are clear. Q&A is still running.

    A little stress/worry off my mind. My parents have tested negative to COVID so the self isolation is lifted and can now go deal with medical side of things for them, which is what I am about to do.

    Regarding the Q&A, I am still very open to questions people have with the same limits as before.

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Jun
2nd
2020

State of things · 8:47am Jun 2nd, 2020

Hello all!

Welcome longtime and newly arrived readers alike. Yes, I did see the the feature posting of A Deer Named John on Equestria Daily. Thank you to the pre-readers who helped direct me in improving the earliest parts of the story. For those who weren't there for the early times with the story, John was never meant to be more than a one-shot. It was just what is now the prologue with some chunks left out. It has definitely become something far more than I ever expected. I just hope you enjoy where the story goes from here. Again, welcome and thank you for taking a chance on this oddball (now not so) little story.

I will be starting work on the next chapter of A Deer Named John in the coming days, I just had a few issues to deal with and come to terms with in the past several weeks. I had to get these things started so that I could finally get to and focus on what the next chapter needs. The time was not wasted either, as I have been pushing forward with, and developing, plot-lines in greater depth as we get closer to the start of the second main story arc. Seriously, only two side chapters to go until that all kicks off!

Now, a bit on the things which have been in the way. I won't go into major detail and specifics, but I will give a little insight as to what has been and is going on with me recently. Simply put, my mental health hasn't been the greatest for many years. Being on FIMfiction has actually really helped me with it. In fact, without having been on the site and without meeting some very wonderful people, I would never have reached the realisation about myself that I now have. (I may also be in the early stages of a relationship with someone on the site, so yay!)

It will mean getting an official diagnosis from a psychologist. I have started the ball rolling in that direction in the last day and a half. My GP is very supportive of me in this, which is wonderful. I know it won't be an easy thing but, if this strikes at a major root of my depression and at least trims it back a little, it will be worth it. This journey can also end up being a major change in my life with the hope of it greatly improving my personal quality of life along with my mental health.

These past few months have been crazy for everyone around the world, there is no doubt. For me, the lockdowns in my country gave me a chance to reflect on a few things, all of which lead to this new journey I am now beginning. I know that some of the steps will be difficult, starting the process yesterday was one of the hardest things I have ever done. But, if it means I actually become happy in and with myself as a person, it will be worth it. I have worries about it, but that is normal, and I will deal with them and the challenges as they come.

And when I am not dealing with these issues and appointments, I will be striving to continue to bring you more of the stories you expect of me, to the quality I expect of myself. With characters we can love, hate, and laugh at or with. I will continue to push my writing abilities and challenge myself. To that end, I will be working on my first request story very soon (sorry that one got held up in all of this) and, if its reception is good, I will be looking to take on a request every now and then in the future. Just note, I will be setting some rules for that, I just want to see how this first one goes and then I can make it all formal. Also, don't send any request to me yet, I am nowhere near ready.

Anyway, TL;DR, I'm not deliberately slacking. Life is its usual weird self, I have challenges to face and I will do so.

Love you all and thank you for doing even the smallest thing, showing that my stories are interesting (and sometimes divisive) enough to have you read them. It has helped me more than all of you can ever know.

Tael.

Comments ( 5 )

Wishing you the best.:twilightsmile:

Geeze, how long did it take you to write this? Because it took me a few minutes just to read this. If it were me here, what you have up there might have taken me about 4 hours.

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Thank you. I really hope this journey will reach a point where I am truly happy with myself. I think I really need it.

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Honestly, I wasn't overly timing it, but I think I lost at least an hour to it, with editing on top of it. A lot of it was like releasing a mental pressure valve, then it needed to be put in a way which made sense. That's what took the longest.

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Well, that's good to let out the preasure. I'm glad it helped.

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