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Apr
28th
2019

Part 17: The Flight of the Loyalty in progress · 5:36pm Apr 28th, 2019

As promised, here’s a teaser for the new chapter, which is about half done. I could actually break it off right where I am, but I won’t this time. This will be another double-sized chapter to describe the final escape from Epsilon, and all the myriad battles that happened within it. Duels, sharp fights, and naval action will be the order of the day, and you’ll get to see our Naval bridge crew and commanders in combat for the first time.

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Mar
3rd
2019

Where is the new Firefly chapter? · 5:21pm Mar 3rd, 2019

It’s almost but not quite ready. I’m still working on its graphics. I’ve completed 15 separate images with a couple more still to do. Yeah, I’m going all out for this one, as befits such a climactic battle. But now there’s another problem:

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May
17th
2019

Folks, an apology for not replying... · 3:47pm May 17th, 2019

... to the comments on the last Firefly chapter yet. But work is a royal mother-of-a-diamond-dog right now, and I've been coming home late and exhausted night after night, in no mood to do anything. I will get to them this weekend, promise. My vacation can't come soon enough at this point; I'll be off to a week or two in Las Pegasus Vegas to get my fill of poker and the desert after Memorial Day. Who knows, maybe I'll run into Aces Up and Double Down (from Five Star

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Sep
27th
2018

I accidentally hit the unpublish button on the new Firefly chapter... · 6:31pm Sep 27th, 2018

So it was unavailable until it was finally pointed out to me by KMCA. If you came by looking for the chapter and it wasn’t there, that’s why. It’s fixed now. They really should put a confirmation step on that button. :ajsleepy:

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/380025/14/into-the-storm-the-flight-of-firefly/part-11-resist-and-fight

Feb
1st
2018

Into the Storm will update this weekend... · 4:10pm Feb 1st, 2018

I'm sorry for the delay, but I had one of my worst bouts of writers' block in recent history over the third chapter of the Cloudsdale battle, unable to figure out how it was going to work--how civilians and retired veterans away from the weather factory could or would successfully fight back against the Knights and Ravens. But being down with the flu for the past few days was good for one thing; it gave me plenty of down time to think about it and I'm pleased to say I finally broke through and

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Aug
21st
2018

New Firefly chapter now stands at 5300 words and climbing... · 4:15pm Aug 21st, 2018

Though I find I’ve hit a bit of block and ended up deleting an entire multi-paragraph sequence last night when I didn’t like what I wrote. Let’s just say for now I’ve been presented with a slightly thorny tactical issue I’m still trying to solve, bugging me to the point I ended up dreaming about it last night. The dream even suggested a solution (involving Gavian!), though I’m not sure it’s one I can use. I’ll discuss it with prereaders later.

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Feb
25th
2019

Firefly Part 14 - final update plus teaser · 4:05pm Feb 25th, 2019

The climactic Battle of Epsilon chapter is draft complete and currently tipping the scales at a whopping 15,194 words. Musical selections are also made--expect some very heavy metal from a particularly appropriate album courtesy of AJ_Aficionado!--and it's now awaiting prereader passes. After due consideration, it is not going to be broken up into two parts. It's a big chapter because it needs to be in order to tell the full story of The Battle Beneath the Storm.

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Feb
15th
2019

Firefly Part 14 update · 5:14pm Feb 15th, 2019

Tentatively titled “Storm Warning”, I'd hoped to have the new chapter draft complete by now, but it's not. It's about 2/3rds done, standing at around 6300 words currently. I've got the start, the ending, and the first of the middle sections more or less written, but two other sections remain. And then I have to make some graphics. Be advised, it's going to be a big chapter; probably 10k or more words.

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May
5th
2019

Firefly Part 17 Update · 11:55pm May 5th, 2019

It's coming, but slower than I would like. The chapter currently stands north of 13.3k words and is going to be released no later than Thursday morning even if I have to break it in two--which I really don't want to do. What's holding this one is up my busy work schedule and many little scenes and battles that have to be included; they require a lot of thought and careful planning. This one is going to set a record for number of different perspectives; each one is both essential and must

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May
8th
2019

Firefly Part 17 is draft complete · 3:05pm May 8th, 2019

It's coming in at a record 17.5k words, pending any prereader-recommended changes. There will be no chapter split, and no respite for either the readers or the characters. Expect this one to go at a breakneck pace with lots of action and perspective shifts, as well as a couple twists.

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Nov
8th
2018

New Firefly chapter release possible this weekend · 10:44pm Nov 8th, 2018

Having been given a head start with a section of the new chapter already written by Leo Archon, I launched into that next chapter and now find it coming quite quickly. Already at 6000 words, it is likely to be finished by the weekend, and depending on how quickly my prereaders can get to it, it might even go out on Sunday.

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Jan
25th
2019

Flight of Firefly - Part 13 Draft complete · 4:52pm Jan 25th, 2019

After struggling to write a few hundred words a day, the dam broke once I figured out the flow of battle and I wrote the final 3000 words in the last day. Part 13 has reached 9373 words as of this writing, and the first prereader to get his hooves on the full chapter loves it. Chapter will release on Sunday morning or sooner if all prereads are received in time.

A teaser? Sure, why not...


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Nov
13th
2019

Work Continues on Firefly · 8:38pm Nov 13th, 2019

Following Monday's chapter release. As I seem to have some strong momentum on the story, I'll continue working on it in lieu of Nightmare Night for now.

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Aug
26th
2018

New Firefly chapter at 7500 words and climbing... · 5:22pm Aug 26th, 2018

Tentatively titled “Spoiling Strike”, it’s been very well-received by prereaders to this point, but I’m having a horrible time with the second combat section involving Kaval/Gaius, and if’s not finished to satisfaction by September 1st, I’ll release the chapter without it.

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Sep
19th
2018

Flight of Firefly Part 11 Underway... · 6:34pm Sep 19th, 2018

Target release date is Sunday, September 30th. What to expect? No major battles this time, as I think we need a break from them, but we'll get into the aftermath of the raids, including the gryphon search for the mole at Raptor, a parley at Epsilon, a check-in with Royal Navy Battle Group Four, another meeting with Sky Sentry, and... a song.

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Aug
27th
2018

Breakthrough! · 2:46pm Aug 27th, 2018

Even after I'd been doubting I could finish the new Firefly chapter and asked others for help, it turned out I didn't need it--it wasn’t easy as the tactics and battle progression were still giving me fits, but I felt my way forward and finally found the path, grinding through the remaining 3000 words of the new chapter yesterday to complete the initial draft, to good reviews along with some suggestions for enhancements and elaborations from my prereaders.

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Apr
20th
2018

Into the Storm chapter 9 in progress... · 3:50pm Apr 20th, 2018

Currently 4300 words down. Will be putting on a big push to get it done this weekend, though it's unlikely to release before next week. But since you've been so patient, here's a teaser:


News that we were planning a counterstrike was an instant morale boost to my beleaguered troops.

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Mar
13th
2019

After a two-day bout with stomach flu... · 6:44pm Mar 13th, 2019

Or maybe it was food poisoning; take your pick as the result was the same (:pinkiesick:)--I'm resuming work on Firefly, with work being done on not one but two chapters. The release of the last one was a roaring success and easily the most popular chapter yet, judging by the number and content of the comments. I'd like to thank everyone who dropped a comment, and welcome new readers to the story as well. Interestingly, the story did NOT feature upon launch of the latest chapter, but

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Mar
23rd
2019

New Firefly chapter release imminent · 2:34pm Mar 23rd, 2019

In the end, I decided to break it up, both because of its growing length and because the lengthy opening section deserved its own chapter. On the one hoof, that means you won’t get the battle right away, on the other, it means you get a new chapter quickly, with some surprising content. Be looking for it later today or tomorrow.

Feb
1st
2019

February writing plans · 5:11pm Feb 1st, 2019

In one word: Firefly. The objective of this coming month is to finish off the Battle of Epsilon and the first day of war. But I haven't stopped thinking about Nightmare Night, or other things I might be writing, including my anthro novel. I've also had a few other idea bunnies running around my head, but I'd think long and hard before starting them given my other obligations.

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