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Feb
8th
2021

Fighting To Write, So Far Victorious · 2:38am Feb 8th, 2021

I had not posted anything since the year started, but this does not mean that I have not been writing. Indeed, I had taken bookplayer's and First_Down's advice and looking at Jim Butcher's blogs, and attempting to stick with one of his recommendations: write. The only way that I am going to improve is to write.

So that is what I set out to do this year. I have written every single day, without fail. I started with practice on a slice of life story with Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Philomena, something I wouldn't mind developing. Then practice shifted to a story with Rarity, Twilight Sparkle and Pony Joe, one I was inspired to write based on the Berners Street hoax, but without the actual hoax part; I am unaware of if there are any stories where someone goes into a modest place, and suddenly more and more people show up out of curiosity or out of respect for the single customer, and suddenly it's all crowded. The third bit of practice came with attempting to write a story with Applejack and Pinkie Pie going to a ramshackle hotel full of grouchy people and using their unique charms to liven the place up, but I didn't like the idea; I have yet to come up with a Pinkie-Pie-and-Applejack idea I like.

After that, I spent the next few days constantly working on the next chapter for one of my ongoing stories. I have faced a few difficulties here and there, like being mandated to come into work two hours earlier than normal, and exhaustion when coming home—though this is improving—and the negativity of the world news, though I'm not sure what to do about that.

But through all of this, I have continued writing, and I will fight as hard as I can to not go back to that time of despair last year where I felt worthless and with no potential. I have shown that with consistent effort, I can keep on going and at least accomplish what I set out to do.

My writing skills are rusty as hell, but I'm going to try and work on improving them. For those who have supported me so far, I thank you deeply, and shall work hard to make sure it's not all in vain.

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Hey, working yourself out of a rut is hard. You've gotten through 2020, the hell year, and started working to improve yourself. Those are both wins in my book. We're rooting for you.

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Thank you very much. I shall work hard to continue improving, for myself and for you guys.

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