My Keyboard-Hammerings

  • T The Shadow of a Doubt

    Nights in Canterlot are for sharing secrets. Ten years have passed, and the six friends have begun to walk their own paths. A burdened princess meets a friendly face among the crowds.  · Ardensfax
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  • T Under the Aurora

    On a sleeper train in the frozen north, sleep is eluding two travelers.  · Ardensfax
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  • T A Bluebird's Song

    Rainbow Dash is struggling against her own past. Is it time for her rising star to fall?  · Ardensfax
    205,887 words · 20,745 views  ·  1,811  ·  55

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Story Progress Log

Okay, so a fair amount of my stories are either being written or undergoing edits right now; a lot of work is being done, but right now not a huge amount of that work is visible. So, I decided to take the example of the dude who draws Improving Skills, and put a progress log on my page. I'll update this to let you guys know what's going on with my stories, what's being written/edited, plus general tidbits of story-info. Hopefully it's some sort of useful! :twilightsmile:

Currently writing:

Mirrors and Echoes: (Working title, 99% likely to change.) Chapter 1: 100% done. Chapter 2: ~20% done.

In Her Blood: Chapter 17 about 70% done.

Currently editing:

A Bluebird's Song: Currently doing a proofread, grammar-fix and general spruce-up with the awesome Shadowsreached, plus writing some new scenes into the first few chapters to make the romance a bit more believable. Will upload the edits part-by-part; each of the story's 3 parts will be posted when the edits on them are done. Naturally this is quite a long-term project.

The Butterfly Catchers: Sorting out that damn Lavender Unicorn Syndrome (or, in this case, Canary Mare Syndrome is probably more accurate).

In my spare time I'm also rejigging some parts of In Her Blood and getting Shadow of a Doubt polished up and ready to take a crack at EQD.

Dec
16th
2013

Hey guys,

First of all, sorry if this is sort of a blunt blog post. I just wrote out this whole entire 1500-word post and then my computer decided that the page desperately needed refreshing. So right now I have literally no desire to try and remember what I said (although I do have a pretty severe desire to direct my computer window-wards, or make an entire blog post consisting of 1500 words' worth of AAAAAAAAAAAA). But I digress.

Anyway, you know what they say, a 9-month hiatus can do a story good.

No, wait. That's not what they say. Nobody says that because it would be a silly thing to say.

The good news is, however, that In Her Blood is back! The hiatus mostly happened in the first place due to an unhealthy dose of exams and university application nonsense, which sapped most of my time and all of my motivation. Once the momentum stops on a story like this, getting it back again is pretty difficult, which is why I decided to write the relatively-short Shadow of a Doubt, before jumping back into a big multi-part project. However, the essays are written, the results are in, the nails are bitten, the paperwork is sent and then interviews have been sat. Until next summer (which will be infinitely less insane) it's over, for now.

Which of course means I can get back to writing on a more regular, committed kind of basis. Honestly, I can't apologise enough for leaving you all hanging for so long on this story. I'm ridiculously sorry, it completely sucks. So anyway, without any more waffling, have a new chapter! The one after this is already 2000 words deep in the writing mill, so with any luck you won't be left waiting until September 2014 for it to happen.

Also, to make up for making you wait for so long, I'm also currently working on another project, namely the multi-part AppleDash story I plotted out with Tchernobog several aeons ago. The first chapter is written and the second one is on the way; my plan with this story is to write the whole thing (probably 5-6 chapters) and then post the whole thing, rather than posting each chapter as it's done. That way I get to go back and edit earlier parts, look at the finished thing and make any necessary changes, and generally avoid all the godawful and unchangeable early-chapter-plotting-errors that plagued me with Bluebird's Song. I'll see how that works out. All it needs now is a title! In other news, it contains a pair of Only Fools and Horses-style cockney merchant ponies who are far too fun to write.

Obviously, I'm writing this on the assumption that anyone still remembers/cares about In Her Blood. To anyone who's still here and reading this, thank you so ridiculously much for sticking with the story. To anyone not reading this, I can completely understand why.

Once again, sorry for the 9-month hiatus. I swear I've not been pregnant.

Pony on, etc.

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#123 · 51w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

So much missed, you've still touched my Twi/Dash heart forever.

I hope my next story does justice to your spark.

#122 · 82w, 5d ago · · ·

Wow you logged in

#121 · 90w, 2d ago · · ·

Come back DAMMIT!

#120 · 111w, 2d ago · · ·

And dead.

#119 · 132w, 11h ago · · ·

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