A weekly post updated every Saturday discussing my current writing projects and where I stand with them. This will include any and all work(s) in progress (WIP) be they creative writing, essays/analyses, or reviews of any type.
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 278,963
Prior Word Count: 277,651
Word Difference: +1312
Progress: 1st Edit of Chapter 4
The picture is actually more connected to Chapter 3, but I really haven’t found much for Chapter 4 yet. I’m still looking for an image for the chapter itself. The stairs aren’t exactly as I envision them in my head either, but the fanciness and the chandelier are fairly equivalent. In the story, the split happens after a single set of marble steps that lead to an opulent landing. Pictures of that setup were sadly lacking though I found plenty of the opposite where two stairs converged into one. I like the image above though as it fits with how I envision the second floor sort of balcony layout leading to more rooms and halls. If I can’t afford opulence in my real life, I’ll damn sure write about it!
Last week Chapter 4 was in progress. I manged to finish writing it and do the third edit of Chapter 3, which I stalled on in order to make sure it would flow nicely into 4. I’m in the midst of Chapter 4’s edit right now. I’m still hoping to finish that before the end of this weekend since Monday is when I return to work.
Quote: Sephiroth stopped before the set table. Turned his head with tightly sealed eyes. The general feared nothing except for his darkness, save corruption that lived in that light. It could burn down the world and once nearly did, but now he was in control. They could not be dormant, those alien cells. They were part of him, bound to his blood. That entity eldritch though no longer ruled. Its destruction had been long assured. The cells that existed no more felt the pull for there was no horror to draw them. And yet the Great General never lost fear for in his heart now was dark fire. To hear the last Ancient, the one he had killed, whose death would not cease from his soul, to hear her say men whom she’d died to save had done this turned him to a monster. A nightmare to stalk those crumbling slums where laughter would drown in raw screams.
Title: The Threads of Sorrow
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Retold Fairy Tale
Type: Original Short Story
Prior Word Count: 6787
Current Word Count: 6787
Word Difference: 0
Status: Critiques received
Progress: Need to review critiques
I looked over a few critiques in the beginning, but I can’t say I’ve made any progress on this story. I’m hoping to get back in the swing of things soon. The second edit still needs to happen with the critiques received in mind. I really wanted to write the new Chapter 4. I suppose it must be odd to people that I’d spend more time on a fanfiction that will get me nowhere rather than an original story that might, but I’ve never been one to only look at it like that. While I obviously can’t do anything with the fanfiction in terms of “legitimate” publishing, that doesn’t mean the message in it isn’t important. Plus it’s not like I’ve had much luck with “legitimate” publishing anyway.
Project: Vacation Essays
Status: In Progress
I attempted to work on my Half a Tragedy FFVII comparative post, but when I sat down to write it, I drew a complete blank on how to begin. I worked on an outline yesterday though so hopefully in the coming weeks, I’ll have something to show for it.
I didn’t work on the “Wide Awake” slideshow. I was just…too tired to try to look for images for the words. I also kind of want to transition to making AMVs, which is another kind of challenge.
No character analyses happened either. I really feel like this year I accomplished much less on vacation, but then again last year I only really worked on my Editing Notes posts. This year I tried to get out a variety of articles, and I’m still dealing with this chronic fatigue and dizziness, which I’m attempting to define (we’re not going to get into my horrible endocrinologist appointment right now. Maybe in another post).
Oh, and I managed to finish a decade long reading of The Mystical Qabalah and post a review.
What are you currently working on? Is it a creative writing project, essay, review, or something else? Have you just started something new or are you wrapping up a long term project?