29/04/2015 So, some things have changed, firstly: due to AvatarAang7's decision to move onto other projects - he began asking people to take-over the writing portion of The Divided Republic. After some careful consideration, I (Mat5udairashi) decided to step-up to the plate, as it were, and continue writing his Fanon. Secondly: it may take some time before any writing is done by myself, as I want to get a feel for the characters and the plot, as well as the writing style of AA7. But I don't promise the style of this Fanon will stay the same; in the writing and narrative.
I hope the readers and fans of this won't be disappointed with what I write or, with any of the alterations which have happened and 'will' happen. I have some ideas and I hope people will enjoy the Fanon's continued chapters. Thanks and see you around!
|Development history throughout September and October.
03/09/2014 I have started writing Chapter 2, but I didn't like where it was going. So I deleted it and started over. I still have the draft, for those who have already read it, and might incorporate it later on again, but doing a whole chapter like that just wasn't working for me.
06/09/2014 A broad outline has just occurred to me. The remainder will be split up into multiple parts, with two more chapters and an epilogue coming, after Fire Lord Iroh. After that, I will begin writing a sequel, describing the events after. Bear in mind, it's only a broad outline, I still have to work out all of the details.
10/09/2014 I have started with Chapter Three, and I'm still working out the exact timeline. I have moved the time forward, but that's a detail.
15/09/2014 Chapter Four is under way. So far, I'm pretty happy with the direction it's going. Maybe I'll go back and add a little bit more description to Chapter Three, because I feel the layout of the lobby, where most of the action currently takes place, isn't very clear to anyone except maybe me.
01/10/2014 It's been a while, but I've finished Chapter Four. Maybe I'll expand it a little more in the future, but for now, I'll leave it here. I had this ending in my head the entire time, and was working towards it. An Epilogue will round up this story, but I'm not sure yet how it's exactly going to go, even though I do once again have a broad outline in my head.
05/10/2014 I've expanded the Epilogue a little bit. While this is the basic lay-out I'm going for, alternating between present and flashbacks, I will expand them further if I (or if I get various comments) deem that necessary.
13/10/2014 More expansion on the Epilogue. I now know how I'm going to start off Part 2, at least it's in my head. I will finish Part 1 before I start Part 2, though, but the Epilogue won't be much longer after what I did today.
14/10/2014 Okay, I did two chapters today, but it's more like 1,5. I'd say I'm about halfway through Chapter 7, but I've kind of dried up. I still have plenty of ideas where its going, but I need more time to flesh it all out. I had Chapter 6 entirely in my head, all I had to do was write it down. With everything to come, I still have to make up all of the details.
18/10/2014 Boy, have I been looking forward to writing this. I wanted to get that backstory out, and I'm overall pretty pleased with the result. The next chapter will probably contain something of a timeskip, not that much time, but I don't know yet when I'm going to be releasing that.
23/10/2014 A few more chapters in now, I have a good idea where I'm going now. Book 1 is going to have one more chapter after in finish Chapter 12. I have ideas for Book 2, and I hope I can finish Book 1 before the end of the week, because classes start again next week, meaning I'll have less time to write.
25/10/2014 Book 1 is mostly done. It might need a little bit of touching up, but as things stand now, I'm leaving it like this. Busier times are ahead, but I will try to get Book 2 going soon.
30/10/2014 No update this time around on the story, just one on me. I've been kind of devoid of inspiration lately, and even though I have ideas, I can't seem to translate them into the story. I don't know when I'm going to resume writing, but I am still planning on finishing this story.
|Development history throughout November and December.
01/11/2014 I added a little bit more to Chapter 14, but in hindsight, I'm not entirely pleased with certain aspects, so I'll go and redo certain parts in the near future. My block isn't entirely over just yet, I'm still a bit puzzled on what's next.
04/11/2014 Another update on me, no actual story update here. Kind of. I'm kind of stuck on how to continue the story from this point to the Book 2 finale. I have most parts of the finale in my head, and I'm even working on it, just not publishing because of spoilers. Any and all suggestions are welcome!
10/11/2014 I've added another chapter. At first I wanted to do 15 and 16 together, but it would have turned into such a monster, I decided to split them up. The reason progress has been a little slow is because I'm also working on another project, which I'm not publishing just yet. Keep an eye on my fanon category page if you're curious.
16/11/2014 Boy have I been looking forward to writing that backstory. I have had that in my head since I started this whole story and the only thing I have been struggling with was a way to fit it into the story. I played with the idea where she would tell it in anger, but it wasn't working. This fit a lot better for me and I'm overall pretty pleased with the result. Sorry for the slow progress BTW.
17/11/2014 Subsequent updates? Most unorthodox! Anyway, I now have the rest of Book 2 in my head. First, I will finish 18, which mostly will concern training issues and stuff, and then go over to the "season" finale, which will cover two chapters. Keep in mind, I haven't really got a handle on the rest of Chapter 18 yet, and the writing process of this bit was fairly slow. I don't know yet how Book 3 is going to go, but I am planning it.
24/11/2014 Part one of the two-part Book 2 finale just done. I did it a little differently, and I like this way a bit better. Sorry for the slow progress, but that's just the way it is. I'm going to start work on the second part ASAP. I have it mostly in my head, so it should take too long.
01/12/2014 Okay guys, this story is going to be on hold. I've noticed how the politics of the current season are nearly identical to what I had in my head, at least from where I'm sitting. I want to avoid a carbon copy, so I'm just going to wait with this story until Legend of Korra is done, which is December 19. I'm going to pick it up again after. Progress is also going to be slowed down by another project I'm working on and it has been taking up a lot of headspace recently. You can find that .
07/01/2015 So, restarted The Divided Republic, a bit belated, but like I said, Team Player has been taking up a lot of headspace, and I spent a great deal of time on it recently. Chapter 21 is nowhere near done, but it feels good to be back in action.
05/04/2015 Finally updated again. The reason it took me so long is because I focused almost exclusively on Team Player. Now that I have that nearly finished, I'm probably going to try and write some more of this, but unfortunately for the people waiting on this, I have a ton of ideas I want to try as well, slowing things down once again for this story. What can I say? My interest in this kind of adventure-type story hasn't been very high ever since I read Elsa is Suffering. Google it.
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