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Amethyst_Dawn


A good story displays a moral, the best ones attach you to the characters who display them.

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Jan
7th
2021

About the Future · 8:06pm Jan 7th, 2021

I've noticed that I've lost a lot of my motivation for writing lately, at least as far as this website specifically. My passion for storytelling is still as vibrant as ever, and I love developing worlds and structuring scenes for proof of concept, but I have a hard time finding it in me to continue developing the stories centered around our favorite pastel horses. I've gotten the feeling that my more involved projects on here- A Dragon's Hoard, A Land Without the Sun, and The Black Beast to name a few -would feel much better to write if they were repurposed into wholly original stories, and they would reach broader audiences that way as well. The only notable exception to the 'wholly original' idea being The Black Beast, but I still feel like it would be a more suitable fan-project without the blatant pony influence, though maybe if I play my cards right I could get it officially endorsed. A bold goal to set, to be sure, but not an impossible one.

Suffice it to say that I am seriously considering taking said projects, and repurposing them. They're still stories I want to tell, after all, they'd just be in different worlds. Their own worlds, unique to each story or perhaps a couple sharing a timeline. Maybe I'll finally bite the bullet and finish them properly for legitimate publication, a process which could take anywhere from months to years, or even decades for the larger projects.

If I do end up going through with this, I doubt I'll vanish off this site entirely. I'd still stop by to interact and read up occasionally, but I guess my life has reached a point where most fandoms aren't appealing to me outside of the creativity and critical thinking displayed by only a select few individuals. Because of that, writing fandom-specific fiction doesn't sit right with me anymore, it feels needlessly limiting. A crutch to rest my narratives on because I'm not confident enough in their stability without them leaning on a pre-established canon. A good stepping stone for any aspiring writer to take, absolutely, and a phase I don't regret in the slightest. But ultimately it's a phase that I need to grow out of.

I guess I'd appreciate some input from the people that chose to follow me here, further inform my decision. There are almost 300 of you, after all, give or take the few dozen that have either vanished or otherwise left their accounts dormant. I'd feel better for at least giving all of you the opportunity to offer your perspectives, given that the support for and endorsement of my passion that so many of you gave is what helped me improve as drastically and as quickly as I have over the past four years, and that you're practically the only audience I have had so far.

Any thoughts?

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Comments ( 2 )

If you feel your passion waning, then none of us can force you to stay. However, I think that I and many others would prefer it if you remained with us. I'm staying on board but mostly because I'm stubborn and have way too many ideas to just keep crammed inside my noggin. Either way, it's ultimately your decision and nobody will fault you for stopping.

My advice, branch out to other fandoms, don't just limit yourself to just one fandom.

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