Oct 292015

What? What by Celestia does National Novel Writing Month have to do with Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm, Fallout: Equestria or the Manehattan Project? Well, I’m here to tell you the answer to exactly that question.

For the last five years, I have successfully won National Novel Writing Month, nailing 50,000 words in the month of November. I have done this through convention, the birth of two daughters, Black Fridays (though thankfully no more of those) and the general chaos of November.

This year, I have most of that with the addition of Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm and the release of Fallout 4 (Though I need to wait two weeks for my French Pip-Boy edition to get here).

So why in Celestia’s name would I attempt something as insane as NaNoWriMo now of all times?

Well, as many of you know, I sustained an injury back in January. I’m still feeling the effects of it, but one of the major ones has been pain while reading or writing. I normally wrote most days (or at least tried to) and haven’t in a long time. I want to change that…and no better way than jumping in the deep end. In addition, it helps keep my mind in the world of GoE.

So today, I’m announcing the upcoming novella “Gardens of Equestria: Dances of Light and Shadow.” (Name is subject to change). This story will bridge the gap between the events of Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm for Fallout: New Vegas and Gardens of Equestria: Racing Apotheosis for Fallout 4.

This story will also explain how they traveled all the was from New Pegasus to Boston (anyone got a good Pony name for Boston yet?). You’ll actually get hints of this in Chapter 3 of “This Coming Storm” when you face Topaz Lake among other places.

Now I hear you asking, “Really? Aren’t you just copying what Kkat did and doing it on Earth? And isn’t that essentially the story of Fallout 3 anyway?” Not quite, my friends, not quite. I could tell you why it’s different, but I don’t want to spoil “This Coming Storm” for you.

Another thing…this story will not be released until after GoE: This Coming Storm comes out. (Which also gives me enough time to give it the proper polish).

For more details, you’ll have to just stay tuned. ^^

Don’t worry, that’s not all we have for you today! We’ve got the next three chapters of FO:E (The Manehattan Edition) up for your listening pleasure on YouTube! Check out the link to the main playlist below.


Until next week folks, stay safe out there!

-Novel Idea