Today, it will be one whole year since I posted my initial draft of Hivemind here on deviantArt.
Back then, I didn't see myself still working on the story a year later. For one thing, I was much more optimistic about my update schedule, which I will be the first to admit is less than ideal. Part of this is that I was busy working on graduating college. The other part is that the story grew a lot in the interim, so that now I am less than a third of the way along in the plot as opposed to about halfway in the original plan of ten or so chapters. Chapters 2 and 3 getting reworked into three chapters didn't help matters much.
Of course, I don't want to be spending the next three years writing the other two-thirds of the story! I am terming Chapter 5, which should be ready within a week, the end of Act I. After that, I am going to try to pound out Act II as quickly as possible now that I am done with school, since I have had the plot mostly planned out since October. My goal is to make it to the third and final Act by the time Season 4 of FiM premiers, so wish me luck and poke me if I start slowing down again. I am very excited about these next few chapters; since I have so much of the plot planned out in advance, I sometimes forget how little you readers have to go on so far, but hopefully these will catch you up a bit.
Thank you to everyone that stuck with me, and here's to another year of writing!