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    Canceling The Enchanted Carousel, restarting as a new story

    Hi all!

    I’ve already made the announcement in other places, so I figured I might as well do it here, too, to cement the change.

    The TL;DR is The Enchanted Carousel, as the continuation to The Enchanted Kingdom, is cancelled. I’ve decided I want to finish off the series, and in order to do that, I need a fresh start. The new story, The Enchanted Era, which I’ve already started writing and is going very well, will go live next Wednesday, with chapters being posted first on Patreon/Kofi and then here.

    I’m aiming for a bi-weekly update schedule, and maybe even a weekly one if things work out. While I’ll be creating a new subscription category for the story, I’ll continue e-mailing folks subscribed to Enchanted Carousel.

    That was the TL;DR.

    Anyway, as those of you who read my most recent blog post on fimfic (which I now realize I never posted here, oops), I’m finally on the other side of what I can call the Great Writing Crisis. The Great Writing Crisis affected all of my stories, but none more so than The Enchanted Library series. I’ve spent the better part of the last few years trying to convince myself to just let it go and cancel it, letting the story end on the incomplete but high note that was the end of Enchanted Kingdom.

    Thanks in part to a lot of hard work on myself and a very difficult year spent completely recreating everything I am inside and out, I’m finally at a place where I am starting to write again for the love of it, which has led me to accept that I simply will never be able to live peacefully unless I finish off the series. I literally can’t. I want it done. Not because I’m sick of it hanging over me, but because I had great ideas for it, and I want those out there like they deserve to be. I want it done for me.

    It not being finished has always been one of the most personally painful points of my life, mainly because the reason I stopped working on it was that I reached a point where I was no longer writing the story I wanted, but the story I had built up in my head I had to write in order for people to like it, and validate me, and prove I was Good, and live up to being The Winner Of The RCL’s Contest.

    Essentially, it’s all bullshit reasons, which I knew, which is why I stopped.

    So, I’ve decided I just don’t care anymore, and I’m going to do what I should have been doing all along which is write the story I want to write and people liking it is a plus, not a requirement. This means I can’t and don’t want to continue from what I had before. It was written by a person who I no longer am, and there’s so little written for it at all that I just don’t see the point of trying to continue someone else’s story instead of starting fresh.

    Anyway, that’s mostly it! There’s evidently voices in my head already going at me for this, predicting and anticipating thoughts like ‘why even try? what if it ends up in disappointment again?”, and the reality is that while all of that is true, and who knows what’s going to happen, I’d rather go down trying again and again than just letting it die with a whimper.

    So, yeah!

    See you Wednesday!


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    1. Anonymous Guest
      Apr 25, '24 at 3:32 pm

      Love that your back can’t wait to read new material!

    2. ShadowLDrago
      Apr 24, '24 at 11:28 pm

      I have total faith in your abilitites.

    3. Tigra Watanabe
      Apr 12, '24 at 2:35 pm

      I can always say, you are a great Writer and I love the way you write your dramatic Love Storys between Rarity and Twilight.
      The Begin of the enchanted Library where Rarity start to believe in Fairy Tales still give me Gosebumps.
      Somehow I miss the Jokes Twilight has made with Rarity, by Jumpscare her all the Time and I like the End of Kingdom with Luna finaly getting her cupcake.
      I was always wondering, if you have the Power and Will to finish this Megastory, who are maybe will be bigger as Fallout Equestria in the End.
      I also was always wondering if you would give each Princess a Story, with Twilight in the first and Luna in the Second, but this would mean, the Story would have at last 4 Storys, if Celestia would be in the third and Cadance + the Finale with Discord in the Fourth Book.
      I was not sure how long you have Interest in My Little Pony, after it has ended in 2019, 5 Years ago.
      I have found my Way in the Fandom 2019, so for me I’m where everyone was in 2015.
      So I’m still in the middle of the personal Hype, but other are part of it over 14 Jears and someday the interests change maybe.
      So I’m happy you are still in the Storys so we will see how Celestia and Cadance are freed and I hope Discord is not the bad one in the End, after all he was betrayed by the Princesses and he just prevented then to turn Nightmare Moon on him.
      Of course like TeL and TeK I will also buy the Books of the remaining Parts.
      I hav’nt read more as the Prologue, because I wanted to wait a bit for more Text, but looks like I rill read what you have done so far, so I can compare it to the new Version.
      I’m not sure if the Rest will be in The enchanted Carousel or how you will call it, butif you want to do four Parts, I still like the Idea to call it The enchanted Castle, just because Cadance is locked in Canterlot.
      If you are Searching for another Title for the 3. Book, if its with Celestia, I would suggest The enchanted Mountain (TeM), because Celestia is trapped in one.

    4. jake Barnes
      Apr 12, '24 at 4:26 am

      Excited to see more writing for you and that you are enjoying writing again. Can’t wait to see were the story takes Rarity and Twilight now.

    5. ShadowLDrago
      Apr 11, '24 at 11:39 pm

      Huh. Alright, I look forward to seeing where The Enchanted Era goes.

    6. Kelsey
      Apr 11, '24 at 6:51 pm

      Really exciting news, I’m along for the ride no matter what you do next. The most exciting part is hearing your relationship with your writing has improved so much. That’s amazing and encouraging and I’m so happy for you!

    7. JMP
      Apr 11, '24 at 6:41 pm

      Well as long as you’re enjoying writing, then that’s what matters. I enjoyed what you put out, so I expect I’ll enjoy The Enchanted Era as well.

    8. Naduran
      Apr 11, '24 at 5:36 pm

      Happy to hear that you are enjoying writing again. Looking forward to it 👀

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