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DarkFyre: Special thanks edition.

August 25, 2014
Posted at 3:11 am

DarkFyre Chapter Twenty-Three has been submitted for posting.

A big thank you goes to Medik_4_7, who offered some great insight and advice on this chapter, as well as help with proofreading. Any mistakes left over are my own, not his.

A big thanks also to Kent and Becky, who let me pick their brains on some issues I needed clarified.

Thank you as always to my patient readers. I hope everyone enjoys this chapter. Questions, comments, and critiques are as always much appreciated.

A personal benchmark

August 20, 2014
Posted at 12:25 am

In progressing through Chapter Twenty Three, I've hit page 500 in my story. Double spaced, mind, but nonetheless. That makes DarkFyre my longest single body of work to date.

Not much to some folks, but for me, I'm pretty proud of that.

Progress on Twenty Three is going well. I have, I'm thinking, about ten more pages left to pen up. But it may very well turn into more. It's been happening that way a lot lately.

Requests and updates

August 14, 2014
Posted at 1:08 am

Hey guys, just wanted to update those of you who have been following DarkFyre and let you all know that I have been making some progress. Not as much as I'd like at the moment, but it's coming along nonetheless.

I probably ought to do this more often, especially as the gaps between my postings get a bit longer as they have been lately, just so my readers don't think I'm, y'know, dead.

I'm looking for a handful of regular readers who feel they have a good understanding of my story, particularly in the area of the characters and character development, who would be interested in helping me out.

I need a few people to read over a section of the next chapter, and give me their opinion on a few specific elements that will give me some outside perspective on how some new developments are coming across. I don't need proofreaders or editors, though if you spot an error and wanna tell me, cool.

If you feel like you fit the bill and would like to help, drop me a message, and I can let you take a look at the section in question, and ask a few specific questions.

This will help me to get some perspective from the outside view of the issue in question, and help me to move through writing this next chapter more quickly and smoothly. And you get to have a little sneak peek of some upcoming content! ;)

Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who are interested! In the meantime, I shall keep plugging away!

DarkFyre Goodness

July 31, 2014
Posted at 5:53 am

Chapter Twenty-Three of DarkFyre is complete and submitted for posting.

I want to say a big 'thank you' for all the encouragement and positive feedback that I received after my long absence before the last chapter. A lot of you expressed relief that I hadn't disappeared and let the story die! I'm deeply appreciative to my readers and their support, and even though this chapter took me longer than I would have liked, I'm just glad it wasn't as long as last time.

As some of you know, I wasn't very happy with Twenty-One. I am much more pleased with this chapter, and I hope that it showed an improvement to all of you, because to me at least, it feels worlds better.

As always, all questions, comments, critiques, and other forms of feedback, good and bad, are welcome, encouraged, and needed! I love to hear from you guys and grow this story into a bigger and better thing with all of your help! Thank you everyone for continuing to read and enjoy with me!

On to the next!

Way, entirely, COMPLETELY overdue blog (plus updates)

July 10, 2014
Posted at 3:35 pm

MUUUUCH belatedly... DarkFyre Chapter Twenty One has been submitted for posting.

I am NOT dead, I promise!

Seriously though. My sincere apologies for the much, much too lengthy wait on this chapter to all my regular readers. I hit a whole bevy of snags and changes and delays. Life got away with me for awhile. I will do my sincere and honest, absolute best to not take so long on the next one! I may manage to get the next chapter out quicker, or it may take awhile again. I can't say for certain.

But what I can say is this! I WILL finish this story! Even if it takes me longer to get the remaining chapters out, I will not let this story go uncompleted! So please, everyone, bear with me as I move forward in this work!

Thank you so very much, everyone, for the continued support and encouragement on my work. I sincerely appreciate every one of you! And I hope everyone enjoys this and it was at least semi-worth the wait while I got back on track!