I'm making good headway on the original fiction novel, Alternative Worlds, as well as my new fanfic idea called Puella Magi Lilitu Magica, which is a fanfic based on the world of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a "magical girl horror" anime series which has been very popular among the anime viewership.
I still have absolutely no desire to write more My Little Pony fanfiction, though, as the 'canvas' of that world isn't the right shape or size for the ideas I have. It's a great world with great characters, but the sort of dark topics I enjoy working with don't really fit that world, given it's bright, multicoloured nature. That was pretty obvious when I was writing Fragments two years ago (has it really been two years?) and by Chapter 3 of that series I was completely lost in my own symbolism and emotional constructions, wondering if I wasn't butchering the source material in favour of my own artistic vision, which is ultimately why I gave it up.
I know I've been promising something for close to a year now, so some of you are either getting bored or getting worried. The psych meds I was on were killing my motivation and passion for life, so I was mainly mulling over it, not getting much done. In the last week, now that I'm off those meds, I've typed about 15k words, most of which I think is actually readable! Either Chapter 1 of PMLM or Episode 1 of Alternative Worlds should be out before the beginning of fall.
ALSO!!! If anyone of you know anyone that is looking to work on a new original fiction project to create some magical-girl-esque character sketches - either paid commission or pro-bono - please let me know! I'd really like to have a "cover" for Alternative Worlds once it starts coming out.
Hope you're all having a great summer,