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RS-Belle14


A guy recovering from the recent hardships of life. How you doing?

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    I spent $200 to make this Comic

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Dec
23rd
2020

Status Update · 1:31am Dec 23rd, 2020

Been a while since I've just stopped and told y'all how I'm doing, so why not?

As of lately, things have been rather consistent: work, rest, workout, write, sleep, repeat until weekend. I did injure my back last Friday and am still learning to walk normally again, but I'm doing fine otherwise for the most part.

This year has been rather emotionally draining more than anything. I've had at least four family members pass away since the summer and I grow increasingly numb, so here's to hoping 2021 is better.

As for my stories, I know promised a lot this year, and I swear I have worked on everything, but I just ultimately couldn't deliver on time. I apologize for that. I really tried, but I couldn't deliver this year. I will work on them and hope to have them ready in 2021.

The stories I'm currently working on are the Sunlight Wedding, the SpikeBelle lovelife sequel, a holiday story (really wished that one made it. Maybe in July), and two other stories, one of which is my big passion project (which will probably hurt my wallet). Wish me luck on all that.

And finally for the blogs, I'll continue my art commissions, my Avatar blogs, and anything else blog related. I feel like that's the way I'm currently connected to FimFiction the most, anyway. That brings me to my final point in this blog:

I really do miss the days when I wrote much faster. A lot of things have changed since then (employment, standard of writing, hobbies, friends, life in general), and I understand life happens, but I really want to find a balance between it all. I want to share my stories and ideas with everyone. That's part of the reason I've gone into overdrive with all these commissions this year. I never stop writing entirely, but I don't do it as much as often.

Any advice?

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Comments ( 7 )

Whether it's writing or exercise or anything else, it helps to have someone to do it with. If you regularly bounce ideas off someone, or get them to proofread your work, they can keep you motivated and active. It's just like having an exercise partner at the gym. I also think it's why some of the more successful authors will at some point mention their significant others, and point out that without them, the work wouldn't have happened, or as consistently.

5420208
I have my proofreaders and they help, but it doesn't motivate me as much. How I usually got my stories finished is that I'm writing and then I'm suddenly hit with this passion and finish it off in one night.

Heck, I wrote Ponyville Sunlight in one night after months of only having 2000 words.

I just haven't felt that in such a long time.

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I get that. I wrote a fanfic based on someone else's fanfic a long time ago, and it's been hanging for about a decade. I could finish it, but I just don't seem to have the impulse. It's a whole bunch of things. All I could say is find what motivates you. It sounds trite, but it's probably true. :)

5420214
Ugh. I really want to limit the amount of people that proofread my stories while I work on them, but would you be interested?

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I wouldn't say no, but don't feel obligated to. If you have a core group of proofreaders, stick with them. :)

Colab when? Jokes aside, I definitely understand not being able to write at the speed you want.

All I can say is there is no rush to finish anything as long as you feel you have done your upmost then that's all anyone can ask :twilightsmile:

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