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Jordanis


I don't do much.

Mar
1st
2018

Pony Hymn · 6:31am March 1st

Morning has broken, like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.
Praise for the singing, praise for the dawning,
Praise for them springing fresh from Her word.

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where Their hooves pass.

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning,
Born of the two lights Jannah saw play.

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2599818
I really am sorry to hear that - you are a far better writer than you give yourself credit for being. I sincerely look forward to the day that you feel up to writing again.

People don't often re-read stories they've already read. Even if nobody before me noticed that your stories aren't up anymore (and it's entirely possible that someone did but concluded the site was just having issues again), that in no way means that people don't care about what you've written. How often does one check up on a story via the author's stories page, after all, when one can instead use the tracking feature?

That isn't to say you should feel pressured to write something if it hurts to do so, of course. You should very much take your own time and work at your own pace - I'm following some stories around the 'net that put out updates with years between them, and that's perfectly okay. Whenever I see that update notification in my inbox, it makes the wait entirely worthwhile.

That's one of the beautiful things about the internet, I think. So much of what's on here is fundamentally asynchronous. It's a wonderful boon to those who cannot bring themselves to do something for long periods of time, whether it's social interaction, learning, or writing.

It is not cowardice to leverage that.

Anyways, I am grateful for the link to your stories - I will most definitely enjoy re-reading them. Perhaps posting the link in a blog post would allow others the same opportunity?

2599681

Because apparently at some point years ago, the part of my brain scared of putting in effort or exposing anything heartfelt only for nobody to care (or for the only person who cares to want to have an argument about it) won over the part of my brain that craves outside praise.

Near the beginning of my writing drought, the notification from someone reading and adding one to a shelf suggested that I could do that again, and people might like it. By the end, it was just a periodic reminder of my own cowardice--that clearly I could not do that again. Writers write, and I clearly don't. Pretending otherwise was just stringing myself and some unsuspecting readers along.

I told myself nobody would even notice if I took them down, and that would prove that the scared part of my brain--the part that had already been winning for four years--was right. So I did, and it was.

Here. Link is good for a week.

2599483
Ah, I see. Would you mind if I asked why that was?

And could I possibly get a download? I quite liked what you wrote.

2599368

You didn't miss anything. I unsubmitted them a few months ago. I think you're the first person on FimFiction to notice.

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