The State of the Writer: 11/19/16

<–The State of the Writer: 11/12/16          The State of the Writer: 11/26/16–>

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.

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 278,742
Prior Word Count: 278,505
Word Difference: +237
Status: Editing
Progress: Third edit/readthrough of Chapter 6

I no longer have any newfound pictures for this chapter since I’m on the third edit so I’m just using ones I think are appropriate.  The ones I’ve used before (save the one of the prior post, too) have all helped me visual certain parts, but since it’s all been written, that point is past.  I’m not sure if Aeris is literally standing next to a golden sea or just enveloped in golden light, but it’s quite beautiful and endearing, and I enjoy looking at it.

The third edit of Chapter 6 is progressing more like a readthrough.  I may be able to finish it this weekend, possibly tonight, but certainly before the end of the (US) holiday weekend.

Quote: “Do you hurt at all right here, little flower?”  He had found “the spot.”  Memory stole the fallen’s mirth the moment his fingers brushed.  No massive scar lay under his touch, only pink lines in myriad webs.  *My dire wound stains not her skin.  It only blackens my soul.*

Project: Review
Title: Final Fantasy Friday: Final Fantasy IV Review
Subject: Review and analysis of Final Fantasy IV
Current Word Count: 12,437
Prior Word Count: 9966
Word Difference:  +2471
Status: In progress
Progress: Drafting Music section

I finished up the Story Analysis section last night, waxing both philosophical and metaphysical as I went.  The Music section might transcend to such a level, as well.  I adore the music in FFIV and feel this is the point where Nobuo Uemtasu really came into his own.  The review/analysis is finally winding down, and I can say with some confidence that I should have it finished and edited before the end of the month and possibly before the end of the (US) holiday weekend.

Project: Review
Title: Magonia Review
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Date Added: January 31, 2016
Date Started: October 1, 2016
Date Completed: November 16, 2016
Percentage Read: 50%
Genre: YA, Fantasy

I gave up on this after getting through half.  I already started the draft for the review, and I’m hoping it won’t take too long.  I have a few things to say about it obviously as to why I didn’t finish it.  I have it on my to-do list for today, but it’s not my top priority.

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?

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6 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 11/19/16

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 11/12/16 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. I have played FF4 on the PlayStation, but I never finished it. Years ago I had aspirations to beat all the single player FF games, but it’s tough playing through the earlier titles. My completed record is FF6 to FF13-2.

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    • That’s my goal as well! To play/replay all of them so I can write a review/analysis. I completely agree with you about the earlier ones. I had to watch LPs of the first three because I either didn’t have access or didn’t have time to play. I am currently playing Dawn of Souls, which is the DS remake of the first two, and I have a DS version of III. IV is the earliest FF I’ve played/finished. That game is woefully underrated. I started with VI and have played all of them through XII. My goal was play play in order, but I may break out XIII per a friend’s suggestion. Of course right now I’m embroiled in World of Final Fantasy, which is fantastic.

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  3. I see someone posted Chapter 6 😀 I’m about half way through it and plan to finish it during my forced elliptical workout tomorrow. That review is sounding even more epic. I’m also interested in reading about why you gave up on Magonia Review.

    I finished writing/my first edit on Chapter 14 of the thing I’m working on. I spent several hours reworking a big section that just didn’t seem to “flow” right. It seems much more coherent to me now, lol. I’m several pages into Chapter 15, and I really wish I had more time to write.. 😦 I also have the framework down for the rest of my story in the form of a “brainstorming” bullet point list. I think I might actually get to check “Write a novel” off my bucket list *fingers crossed*

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    • I just finished posted it on Deviant Art, too! I threw it up on tumblr last night. DevArt is annoying to post on because you have to code it in html, which I’ve learned very quickly due to that site. Another issue is there’s a text limit, but I don’t know what the character count is so I’ve had to estimate. Chapter 6 and a few other chapters had to be split in two. It takes a bit longer to post chapters because of all the semantics involved.

      I’m finally done writing the review! Whew…now I just have to edit it. I’m hoping to be done by Friday so I can post it for Final Fantasy Friday.

      Oh that’s awesome! I’m glad you’re making headway with your story. I have friends who say that once you reach a certain word count, you’re almost guaranteed to finish it in one way or another. For me when I hit 10k, I know I’m in it for the long haul. Having a outline/framework is a great idea. I’ve made those before and then totally gone off the rails, but having one at least gives you a direction to go in even if you decide to deviate.

      I know you’ll be able to check “wrote a novel” off on your list. I totally believe 🙂

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