A lengthy ramble of important and not important things
December 14th. That is when I’m *officially* working on a secret project that will be showing up in the New Year.
This also means Survivor Shy will *officially* enter a brief hiatus until my work is complete.
STUDIO GHIBLI MASTER POST
When I get this chapter published, I’m going to put off Survivor Shy for a couple of weeks to work on an important request, prepare for xmas, and chase an idea or two.
I don’t consider it a hiatus, rather a brief holiday to get my affairs in order before I dive into the next chapter.
I’m risking burnout right now, and I’m just gonna say the new chapter cannot meet my standards before Monday. Writing the chapter by that day maybe, but I will not throw a 12k chapter up without at least three meaningful illustrations.
Apologies to you all for the delays. And I hope you appreciate the heads up for what will happen after the new chapter drops.
A bit of news and rambling
Doesn’t look like I’ll be making a chapter release on or before S4 starts. However! I might be able to get it out after this weekend.
The writing is going to take a few afternoons to finish and finalise, and I will probably put together two illustrations in time for Monday. It’s unfortunate I cannot hit the Season premiere, but I won’t publish rushed writing or artwork.
Hell, maybe the premiere will give me some material I can work with. Survivor Shy may be an alt universe set before Twilight became a princess, but that doesn’t mean I have to write off everything that happens in the show from then on.
I suppose in the end I want a story that is so close to the show’s canon that it is almost frightful.
Beneath the “Read More” break is a complete scene from the upcoming chapter of Survivor Shy, if any of you have read the story so far, you will know that… strange things happen when certain necklaces are touched by Fluttershy. This scene is what happens after she touches one in this upcoming chapter.
Please enjoy this excerpt and be sure to tell me your thoughts! I’ve worked really hard this week dropping 5000+ words into this new chapter, and I felt that I must share what is probably my favourite scene so far in the chapter.
7.5k words and I’m not even done with the new chapter’s writing. Today, one of the two most productive days I can possibly have in a given week, has seen me nail about 2.5k words. I must beat this record tomorrow if I am to have any chance of meeting my goals.
Less than a week until I plan to release the new chapter (I’m aiming for a S4 celebration), at least two more illustrations yet to be made before then - on top of completion of the writing portion.
All other activities have slowed to a crawl, my backlog is ever-increasing. People are being put on hold who I didn’t want to put on hold. My beard has grown exponentially since I began writing this chapter, as has my hair. Thankfully, the stress has not turned me grey yet.
On the plus side, it’s a freaking good chapter so far. It needs finishing and tightening up.