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Cloudy writes stories. Cloudy likes it when ponies like each other maybe a little too much and sometimes end up in love. Cloudy writes stories about these things, often.

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  • T Taken for Granite

    Ask Applejack, and she'll tell you Pinkie Pie can be a few apples short of a bushel. They've always been good friends, but what could they possibly have in common? Turns out there is an answer to that question.  · Cloudy Skies
    61,172 words · 7,033 views  ·  773  ·  13
  • E Twice as Bright

    Celestia likes her routine. Tax reforms, grants, laws and construction projects are all a princess needs to be content. It's just her luck that for Pinkie Pie, "content" is not nearly enough.  · Cloudy Skies
    52,160 words · 14,531 views  ·  1,482  ·  23
  • E Where They Are Joined

    At long last, the wedding bells ring for Applejack and Fluttershy. Everypony does their utmost to try to make it the best wedding ever, but as the pair discovers, it quickly becomes a question of getting married despite, rather than because of this.  · Cloudy Skies
    35,650 words · 3,893 views  ·  341  ·  10
  • E No Recipe For Perfection

    Rarity struggles to overcome an art block. It takes a very special pony to show Rarity who she is.  · Cloudy Skies
    22,156 words · 6,656 views  ·  721  ·  9
  • E Well Grounded

    Applejack tells stories, teaches Apple Bloom a lesson about what it means to be an earth pony  · Cloudy Skies
    5,842 words · 6,872 views  ·  559  ·  14
  • E Lost and Found

    AJ and FS are lost, trying to get home. Meanwhile Dash struggles to understand what FS means to her.  · Cloudy Skies
    168,377 words · 9,063 views  ·  852  ·  17
  • E Pinkie Pie's Hero

    Dash and Pinkie dress up as superheroes and head out to have fun together, but Pinkie has a secret.  · Cloudy Skies
    8,176 words · 11,436 views  ·  861  ·  26
  • E Where Your Heart Is

    Rainbow Dash begins to question where she truly belongs.  · Cloudy Skies
    32,160 words · 11,342 views  ·  724  ·  16
  • T Within and Without

    Luna takes the Elements of Harmony on a journey in more ways than one.  · Cloudy Skies
    154,174 words · 12,690 views  ·  1,273  ·  22
  • E Where Earth Meets Sky

    Rainbow Dash suspects Applejack is stealing her oldest friend from her. Is it really that simple?  · Cloudy Skies
    40,301 words · 13,491 views  ·  849  ·  18
May
19th
2017

It's still May, right? Right. Good. I'm safe.

"Work on the story progresses". That's the canned phrase, and it holds true. If anyone thinks I'm sitting on my hooves doing nothing, well, I'm not. I don't want to go into details on exactly how much time and effort I'm sinking into this story, but the long and short of it is "a lot".

Presently, the story sits at somewhere between 3/5ths and 4/5ths done, tending closer to the latter by my estimations. Writing is on hold, however, because I've paused to perform the first—and hopefully the biggest single editing pass this story will need. Imagine dragging a huge comb through the entire story. I'm bringing early elements in line, settling things written while later details were still in flux.

It's not very different from rewriting it. Adding segments, or strings of segments, deleting others.

It'll need lots more editing later, make no mistake, but this is the pass that's taken me close to a month so far, and I'm barely coming up on the half-way mark.

Tl;dr? Good money's on this summer, but it sure as hay won't be very soon.

Remind me, have I told y'all what the story is even about? Did I mention the ship and the cast involved, or did I just say "it's probably adventure shipping"? I've lost track of what I've said and what I haven't.

Okay. What else? Not much. For those of y'all who like art, I still upload the stuff I draw over on dA. Drawing helps keep me sane, I think, and most of the stuff has no real value beyond that, but hey. Maybe you find something you like.

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#126 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2349438 just the announcement was a pick-me-up! Take your time, I can wait!

#125 · 26w, 21h ago · · ·

>>2343241 That is one damn heavy burden to bear (and far too ambitious a timeline). Can I instead contribute to making 2017 a tiny bit better?

#124 · 27w, 4d ago · · ·

Well, Cloudy, this is just about the only possible thing that could redeem 2016 at this point, but it's happening!

So I'm pretty pumped.

#123 · 28w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2339756 I just got your message on dA yesterday, and I was so psyched! It would be a dream come true if you did :rainbowwild:

Don't read mine if you value your brain cells

#122 · 28w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2339344 Hey, your face, right back at'cha! We'll see if we can't crank out something wordsy again. Maybe I'll even get around to reading your Life of Sin this time, assuming you can promise me it has a happy ending!

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