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The Path of Destiny Part 80
The Path of Destiny
Chapter 80 – Steelspire City

Night had completely fallen by the time Steelspire City loomed into view. Most of the city was surrounded by trees, and when the group emerged onto open grass at the top of a small hill, they could see the paths and fences leading up to the first buildings of the outskirts. Many of the pokémon looked at the gleaming city in awe. Unlike Stonedust and Shellreef, there weren’t many tall buildings; most of the big ones they could see seemed to be four stories or less. The exception, however, were four incredibly tall skyscrapers built in a sort of ring, their lights glowing like beacons in the night.
“Well, here we are. That’s Steelspire,” Justin announced.
Yenn looked visibly unsettled as he looked toward the city. However, he kept his composure, snapping out of his brief moment of shock and backing up toward Teresa and her pokémon.
“Oh,” said Thunder, staring ahead at the lights wi
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The Path of Destiny Part 79
The Path of Destiny
Chapter 79 – Unlikely Bond

The group walked down the beach, in silence for the most part. The four trainers kept looking this way and that, marveling in the fact that they could understand the chattering of the wild wingull that flew overhead and could listen in on the conversations of other trainers’ pokémon playing in the waves. This time, no psychic type was needed.
Justin stayed near the back of the group, still hardly believing he could understand what Wildflame and Alex were saying to each other as he watched the two of them walk up ahead.
“You okay, Justin?” Spark asked, giving him a concerned look.
Justin couldn’t help giving a jolt of surprise at the fact that he could understand the jolteon’s words. Even after hearing all the pokémon they’d walked by, he still wasn’t used to it. “Yeah, I’m fine. It’s just…this is weird, that’s all.”
“Isn’t it gr
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So, I feel like I need to be upfront and honest about what's going on with me and why I haven't been writing much. This is really rambly but I'll do my best to explain.

(This is also really long, so if you don't want to read it, there will be a tl;dr at the end.)

Now, part of the reason I've been so slow working on Path of Destiny is that I needed to figure out a bunch of details for the next arc of the story. I talked to my sister about it so I think it's mostly figured out and that's not much of an issue anymore.

But there are other reasons. I want to make it clear, though, that NONE of this is caused by any of you who follow me or have commented on my story.

First of all, I'm not a 'serious' writer. Improvement is not my number one goal, it's not why I write, and it's not what I care about most - not by a long shot. I care about how happy writing makes me, and about having fun and sharing that fun with others.

However, for a long while, and especially lately, I've been often feeling pressured (again, not by any of you, don't worry, just by my own worries and the way a lot of people see writing in general) to focus on improving above all else and to worry about being 'good enough' and to focus on how much I suck so that I'm not 'conceited' or something.

All this makes me worried about every little detail I write. Striving for as close to 'perfection' as I possibly can is stressing me out. Maybe it makes me "better" at writing, but at the cost of my happiness and enjoyment.

I've also heard so many authors say that hating (or "cringing at") your older work is good and normal because it means you're improving. I guess I'm not normal. I still read stories I wrote when I was 12 and younger and enjoy them. I'm very happy with what young me wrote. Can I do better now? Of course. But judging stuff I wrote when I was a kid or preteen based on what I can do now just seems silly to me. I like my childhood stories because they make me happy. I don't care how "good" they are. I guess I just feel a little sad in the fact that I seem to be the only one that thinks that way (I know, logically, I'm not, but it sure seems like it).

The thing is, I still really want to contribute to fandom and meet new people. I love talking with you guys about my story. But it just seems like, even in parts of the fanfiction world, there's so much pressure to do everything you can to improve that it takes the fun out of it and I'm just so tired.

This is definitely NOT about anyone here. Or even other places. The majority of the comments I've gotten have been nice and inspiring and have helped me fix mistakes. But I also know it's only a matter of time before someone smarter and more experienced than me tells me all about how the story sucks and I'll feel even more pressured to just keep pushing myself toward this ideal of 'perfect.' It's not that I'll think badly of myself if people comment on my story like this. It's that it would make writing no longer fun. And I'm not talking about helpful advice that will help me fix my mistakes, I'm more talking about a "let me explain all the ways this is horribly written each chapter" kind of thing. Where I have to worry about posting each chapter like I'm waiting to get a grade on a report at school. Having to try to meet super high standards stresses me out, and if/when sharing stories online gets more stressful than it is fun, I'll stop doing it.

But I'm going to keep posting Path of Destiny as long as I can; I'm in too deep to give up BEFORE the stress I'm worried about has even happened. And, more importantly, I LOVE sharing my stories with people. I know that doesn't make much sense considering how I view writing. I don't fully understand it either. But sharing stories with other people brings me a lot of joy. My favorite way to interact with people is through creative stuff, and I can't really do that in real life.

I'm in my twenties, people around me (in real life) think I should be taking writing "seriously" now...and I know that will only get worse as I get older.

For my entire life, I've wanted to publish a book one day. But now, looking at the publishing process and everything that goes into it and just how serious that world is...I'm not sure I want that anymore. And that's really weird to say. I always knew I could never be one of those people who gives up fanfiction and goes completely professional with their writing; I knew I'd need my "just for fun" stories I could write for the heck of it. But now I don't know if I want anything to do with the professional writing world. I know why it is the way it is, but the more I see of it the more I just don't like it. I think part of it is because a lot of people are weird about hobbies like writing (the "if it can't/won't be published/making money, it's a waste of time!" mentality that people don't say about most other hobbies), and I'm just tired of it. I just want to have fun and use some of my creations to interact with people.

I'm not completely ruling out trying to publish something in the future, but I want absolutely nothing to do with that anytime soon. And if I do publish, I'm not going to let that stop me from writing about other things I love (such as pokemon) when I want to. No way am I going to sacrifice that. It's too important to me.

On another note, I'm also planning a My Little Pony fanfiction that, by its very nature, is probably set up for failure, because it's a completely platonic no-shipping-involved AU about something most people don't care about anymore. But no other story like it exists and I want to post it just in case someone out there is looking for the same thing I was.

But back to Path of Destiny. Do not worry, I'll get back into writing it. I always do. I truly love sharing Path of Destiny with you guys. I'll get excited to share it again. I'll get through the anxiety and the perfectionism. I just need to work through this.

TL;DR: I've been so worried by the pressure to work so hard toward improvement that it's stressing me out and making it not fun to write. But I'm not quitting TPoD. I just need to figure this out.

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Yanmega, Heracross and Scyther!
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Likes: Animals, art, writing stories, making friends and sharing art, rain, storms, dogs, cats, rats, horses, wolves, bugs, making plushies, roleplaying, swimming, the ocean, photography, reading, looking at art, dreams, music, telling stories, and imagining

Dislikes: Drama and hate

Current Residence: ChalkZone

Favourite genre of music: Whatever genre my favorite song at the time is in

Favourite style of art: All!

Shell of choice: Sea Turtle shells...when they're not covered in algae of course

Favourite cartoon character: Snap from ChalkZone, (Old Design) Thorax from My Little Pony, and all the heracross, scyther, yanmega, umbreon, growlithe, and houndoom on Pokémon

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RubioWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave!
{WIP-2} BABSCon'19 - MLP Chibi/Roll/Stacking Plush by RubioWolf
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racingwolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to let you know that you're immensely talented. :) Plushies, comics and writing? You don't meet many people who have the motivation to learn more than one or two creative crafts. I'm a writer myself, and though I've been honing it to a profession, I'm still inspired that you're able to make such a variety of things!

Hang in there, I struggle with anxiety and depression as well, and it can be tough. Surround yourself with things you enjoy, strive for achievement every day, even if it's small things, and don't isolate yourself from people entirely, it just makes things worse.

If you'd ever like to talk, let you know! We both adore changelings so I bet we could really hit it off. :aww:

Edit: also our birthday is two days apart! Hurray for Cancer the Crab! :la:
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racingwolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! I love creative stuff and it is what makes me most happy. I looked at your profile and saw the art you commissioned and it is really cool! I want to read your stories!

Yeah it definitely is. And I will do that! I've been trying to be more outgoing lately.

Okay, sure! I'd love to talk with a MLP fan as right now, I don't really know anyone in the fandom!

Oh wow, that is awesome! =D
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Do you use Discord at all? If so note me yours, that'd be a great place to chat. ^^
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racingwolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I do, I will note you!
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Kangas-Khan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019
You have been such an inspiration to me my entire life, when I first found out about youtube and watched Pokemon videos I always watched what you had posted. Your featured "The Path of Destiny" poster thing I printed and posted on my wall when I was 8-9 and it's been 10 years and I still think about the things you've posted. I'm happy to see you're still active, have a great day thank you for creating and building a community. 
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racingwolf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, that is awesome! Thank you so much!
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HyperLeafeon87 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
Thank you so much for the watch ^^!
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racingwolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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