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Few things
  • Still writing!  I have a couple projects that I'm working on actively, one that's just on the periphery.  So far, things are looking good on everything that I am working on, and I just need to get back into the swing of things.  The first is 519 words on a story that was essentially a challenge issued here by Metassus.  I should work more on that, but I confess that my muse found another subject to write on, and I currently have 2237 words on that one.  I suppose neither is really pressing, but the former is supposed to be submission number 100... so I should do that one first, no?  The third story I'm keeping secret for right now.  But just know that as of right now, 777 words are committed to it.  
  • So, you may remember this RSE.  Well, apparently on another story entirely, somebody asked the burning question that I had: Why do you keep repeating yourself?  His answer?  He's trying to show the story from both character's perspectives.  To him, this apparently necessitates repeating a character's actions so that the other character can reply to them.  Even though this was repeated only a paragraph earlier, and only if somebody is suffering from some kind of extreme ADD would they forget what the first character did, since one would have read it a few minutes earlier.  I... don't... understand.
  • I also have a few reviews that I need to get to.  No, I haven't forgotten about you, Poetigress.  
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Man, it's almost been a month!  Sorry about that.  School's been nuts, but now I'm on spring break!  So that'll mean some more postage, and I'm going to try to activate this more.

Despite my blog tardiness, I have been writing!  As a matter of fact I have finished a story that I will put up later today!  It's that Zel trade that I've been working on.  I've also dusted off a few other stories and am just writing some stuff out.  Perhaps I should start this other story that's been bumping around in my head, too... Hm. 

Anyway, keep watching this space.  There will be also another post later today, a review of The Royal Tail, by Tredain and Zel.
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So the other night, not all that long ago, I typed the final word in Morph Class, part six.  In a way, this is a bit of a Thing for me, as this project that originally grew from a singular story last year turned into this massive thing.  And the word count for part six was in no less epic, clocking in around 8,100 words.  The estimates I was using was based off a 7,000 word story, and let me tell you that I was very surprised that the story ended up being so... wordy.  But in a way, this is actually a reduced count, as there are probably a section that could be expanded that I ended up not doing, because then I might have to do a SEVENTH part, which would probably be something short of ridiculous.  Maybe.  I don't know.  

Point is that I am DONE and happy about that.  I let it sit for a few days, now I'm gonna be going through and cleaning it up a bit.  I may, which is to say probably, will re-write the ending.  So far it parallels/channels a story in the source, but it still feels a little... awkward.  I mean, it's done, but I'm not yet happy with it, and as a consequence I may not be able to finish it by the end of this month.  12 stories is still on, and I have a few other stories I could get to work writing when Morph Class is done, though I may take a day to bask a bit.  Hopefully I'll get some nice feedback, because I really hope that people like Morph Class.  

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You know, sometimes I just need to get out of my own way and write.  Seriously.  I was kinda in a groove last night, even though I had to force it a few times.  Ultimately, I got down 833 words which I'm pretty happy about.  I was aiming to put out 500, and I've far surpassed that.  However, I shan't rest on my laurels, though I intend to put out another chunk of words for Fluffy so I have something Zel can look at as an update.  More to the point, Morph Class is looking like it may get finished before the end of the month, which... would be interesting, because then there goes a great big concentration of creative energy.

Not that there aren't other places to put that energy.

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Hey there, chaps and chapesses.  Been a while since I've updated, but there's been some upheaval, not to mention having home Internet access discontinued.  To a degree, I'm still adjusting, especially since I've started college as well.  However, never fear!  The writing continues!  No, really. 

1. I should be writing more, especially if I want to put out 12 stories by year's end.  That remains my goal, college notwithstanding, so hopefully I can pick up that pace.  Howevs, I HAVE put out a substantial chunk of Morph Class... I think I estimated it as about 43-61% complete last time.  Well, estimating that the chapter will end up between 5k and 7k words it's either about 70-98% done.  And really, I think those estimates are a bit too liberal.  If I were to estimate it just on feel, I'd probably say it's closer to the 70% mark, but even then I might put it at 60-65%.  There will probably be at least another 1000 words written before alls said and done, and while I'll probably miss my deadline of completing the story before the next time Gids has a birthday, this most definitely WILL be done before the end of the month.  Hell, it's going out before leap day.  That's my drop dead gate.  If not, then I've already failed to put out 12 stories this year, and I"m a bit of a month behind already!  So let's pick up the pace!

2. But part of the reason why I'm behind-ish on Morph Class is that I've started picking up more steam on the trade that I'm working on for Zel, which is tentatively titled Fluffy.  That may be an odd title, but if you know any of his works you'd know it's the name of the character, and it's a pretty appropriate title.  I'm probably going to stick with that, but between now and completion, things may change.  Who knows?  Anyway, I'm estimating that story to be about 4k, so that's about 58% done.  I've been updating Zel every now and then with the progress of the story, and so far he's been super happy with it.  Which is fantastic, especially since the picture he's doing for me is abso-fucking-lutely gorgeous.  I may post it to my own gallery, it's so goddamn good.  Most likely scraps, if anything, though.  Maybe I'm weird and/or a bad furry, but I like to promote my writing over all else, so if there is a picture posted to my account, it'll be in scraps. 

3. Additionally, I've got to get going on writing since I'm also planning on posting a few reviews to Anthroview, and submitting at least one story to Tales of a Neon Phoenix.  Those are to mags that Summercat is running, a sort of quarterly mag for the fandom.  In it, I hope to put a review for Out of Position, an old book, and Royal Tail, a comic put out by Zel and fellow writer Tredain.  Regardless, the blog will get both, and they'll be the next two installments of Red Eye Reviews.  The story I plan on putting out is a slice of life between the stars of Mouse Porn, because... I dunno.  I just got that idea of writing something for them, and then the opportunity came up for it to be published.  It's basically going to be quick and dirty (big emphasis on dirty) and hopefully fun.  And if I come up with something else, then I will maybe submit that as well.  I just need to get some more new ideas.  I think I can come up with those.

Also, I'm going to make an effort to bring this blog back to a bit more prominence, with estimates rather than straight up word counts.  And, of course, more Random Story Escapades.

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Okay a few things

1. I've been stuck on this ONE SCENE near the beginning of Morph Class for a good while.  Well, had been; I plowed through it and finally have it to my satisfaction.  It didn't help that the original scene I had in mind was... well, I was convinced to do it another way.  I'm not sure if the way I did it is necessarily BETTER (I'm still looking for the person that initially suggested it to look it over), but I think it's as good, and I'm continuing the story with that bit in mind.  I like it so far...

2. During said story, I've also dropped a huge chunk of words.  800 something one night, and 300 the next.  I'm feeling good about it, and I'm between 43 and 61% done with it, using the last two chapters as a guide for the general length of the story.

3. Though this does mean that I won't be able to release something in time for the end of January.  Well. maybe I'll be able to cut a teaser of Morph Class for the end, but it won't count as a Story.  I'm still planning on submitting 12 stories this year, college notwithstanding, so perhaps February will be an interesting month.  After all, I do have a few unfinished drafts that crave finishing!
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I haven't updated this in a while, but I have done some writing.  Over the last couple days, I've add 523 words to the D.Zel trade.  More importantly, he seems to like it.  I've also looked into rebirthing an old story, if only for a bit more visibility's sake, tentatively called Cat + Mouse, which is actually a bit of a misnomer to begin with.  Lion + Mouse would be even more accurate, but even so it doesn't describe anything about the plot so the title is nothing more than a placeholder.  I just put in 241 words there.  So not terribly unproductive for not updating.

I should update this more.

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I don't think I"ve updated this blog as much as I should have, but I can definitely say that it's been updated.  Morph Class part six is on the way, and I've added 356 words tonight, making it a total of 563 words to begin with.  A nice, solid start, I think.  And as for resolutions for the new year... yeah, fuck it.  I have plans, a bit more solid, because I don't really believe in resolutions.  I do plan, however, to release at least twelve stories for the upcoming year, one every month.  Fairly attainable, and perhaps even something I can exceed. 

Here's hoping.
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Goal (last night): 200 words
Progress: 333 words

Alright.  Exceeding expectations is always a good thing, but I suppose it's poor that I felt I had to revise down my already paltry word count.  Hm... maybe someday soon I'll be able to write 1000 words a day with a bit more regularity.  I dunno, I know I can do it, and I'm going to have to be able to do it when I get to school.  I think I'm going to be writing multi-page papers due tomorrow or something, so perhaps it's more a matter of wrangling my focus. I did get into things a bit when I saw that I had surpassed my goal... but was so close to going over another number.  Hopefully I can keep doing that, I guess?  Words words words...

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