///EDIT///: For those who haven't noticed yet, I recently posted to the side on my story that I'm going to be re-tweaking the first two chapters of my story (I finally got a response from one of the Contributors and staff members from the FIMfiction group "Twilight's Library" :
(www.fimfiction.net/group/824/t… ); I submitted my story back with that group in late-September). I never found out if my story ever made the cut or not, nor did I find any "reject" issue of it in their threads. Though I found some constructive criticism a couple of the staff had towards my story today, and I'm wanting to fix those issues they had with the story thus far. The longer I think about it, it all actually makes sense, and the criticisms weren't by all means bad. They didn't even deem it a dud or a failure for a story. In fact, they saw potentials for a great story, only that it had a leering situation at the beginning. Far be it that I care what some people may say towards my stories, but if there's one thing I value - is improving and making something of my own better.
Of course the leering problem was IRONICALLY the pacing (which I had a weird instinct there was a problem with, imagine that ) but only for the first couple chapters. Apparently the third chapter was fine as it was and they said how I write Discord's character is spot on. Eee~ what a compliment ~
Fortunately pace issues can be easily fixed. Sometimes when you look back at something you did, you spot things you hadn't when first posting it. Ugh... I am so out of practice of writing serious length to a story... It'll come back to me, promise.
So, if you were going to read this, I'd hold off until I finish tweaking the first two chapters for sake of improved pacing (and it's going to be enough change with it where if you did already read it, you'll need to re-read the chapters anyway. You'd miss some connections as the story progresses, which is never a good thing). Hey, I'm just looking out for you guys.
If anyone's interested, I can keep you all up to date when these tweakings will be finished (I'm going to have to have a chat with my betas' so it may be a little while, but it shouldn't be for too long).
So... deuces and stuff. Wish me luck and stuff. I've always deemed this story as a "big project" for me.
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Hello, guys! Long time no see.
Well, it hasn't been too long, but as far as activity in this group beyond submissions go, then I suppose it has been sort of...
Don't worry, apart from some life, nothing has changed with your Founder. She's as passionate and energetic with Dislestia as ever. ; D
I'd also love to resume with another contest for this best ship and group, but I feel like any prizes I could come up with at this time would be pretty cheap for any of you that might be interested in participating (unless you guys would like to enter a contest with low-end prizes, or dare I just say for fun?) I even thought of some actual form of merchandise prizes, but everything I get I don't want to give up right now (or I'd rather give it up via a bid or eBay and not for free, or am unable to buy a duplicate at this time). I'd love to fork some cool prizes, but at this time my finances are a bit on the tight side (been trying to get myself physically together with a trainer at a 24 Hour Fitness fairly recently, so combine that with other finances... which is also why this group has not returned to being a Super Group, just yet.) Again, if you guys feel up to a contest but less on the prizes and more for fun, let me know by all means.
Or... my staff could help me figure something out. *Coughs towards her Co-Founders and Contributors*ANYWAY, ONTO THE REAL REASON FOR THIS BLOG : V(Don't worry, it's nothing personally dire or serious, but please read on anyway)
I need for anyone (or everyone, which would be pretty sweet but I'm not gonna push it) who likes reading fanfiction to take a gander at my first MLP:FIM fanfiction that I've been in the works with for a little time now (the main ship builds towards Dislestia but I don't plan to rush it, cuz... character development's fun
)Here's the link to the story: www.fimfiction.net/story/11971…
And don't worry, I have a pre-reader and two beta that help me clean it up where I need it, so the content should be decent at the very least.
If you have a FIMfiction account, by all means leave a comment on the story itself.
If you don't, then just leave a comment in this blog entry.
As long as it's been since I last updated the story, I really have been still working with the story itself a lot (whenever I'm legitimately stuck on a chapter, I alternatively work towards ideas and future themes in the story, or even potential character designs. Although some complications have occurred due to life-related reasons, I've still worked on the story in some shape or form.)
Moving on, the reason I need those who enjoy reading fanfiction's help by looking at my story is because I need some further input on the chapters I have posted, thus far.
Although, there is a more specific question I seek the most: How is the pacing? Does it seem to flow well, or does it feel like it slows down at times? Or is it actually overall good?
The reason I need to know is for some reason, I've had some doubts that consist of whether I should have jumped things a bit quicker or not (as far as action and plot go), and whether I should have redone the beginning or not. Co-Founder mattwilson83
has constantly told me it's fine as it is and it probably is, but the more feedback the merrier I think and would still help me a bunch.
Of course, I tend to be pretty OCD and over critical as far as my personal works go (fanfiction or not), so sometimes my rising doubts are a result of overthinking compulsion or feeling something of mine isn't good enough.
This is also where my need for additional feedback comes in.
If you have that time to spare, I would appreciate it a whole lot. Like, a great deal. I love to write, so of course I love to see if my efforts are really good, or even in the worst case if one does not like it.Once again, here's the link: www.fimfiction.net/story/11971…
And also, if you have a FIMfiction account, I'd love if you left a comment on the story itself. Or if you don't, just leave a comment in this blog.
Once again and to those who can spare the time: Thanks so much! It means more than the world to me if any of you are able to.