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: 277,252
Prior Word Count: 277,650
Word Difference: -398
Progress: Third edit of Chapter 7
I really hope I finish my edits of Chapter 7 this week as I’m running out of pictures. This one isn’t exactly the hairstyle I describe Aeris having, but it’s the closest I could find. The little Cetra’s is just one set of braids at the forelocks with a ribbon behind the crown, which is amazingly difficult to find, and I have no idea why. Googling “Renaissance braids” netted me the image above, but I know I’ve seen the hairstyle I’m going to describe in the quote below many times before. I always equate it to movies set in Ireland or Scotland where they wrap braided hair around the crown from the forelocks. You’d think there’d be a ready name for this, but alas there isn’t.
I will probably be doing a fourth edit of Chapter 7 since I do significant changes with every pass through. I generally edit until I’m only making minor tweaks. If I do anything major, I have to go through it again to ensure it all flows well, and last night I wound up stopping at a place where I must’ve cut a part out, but I didn’t sew the tattered ends back together *headdesk*
I’m not sure if I mentioned this last week, but someone on Deviant Art started reading and favoriting this story there. In her comment on the “Warning and Foreword,” she mentioned she was a rape/assault survivor 😦 The pressure for me not to fuck this up has increased exponentially.
Quote: He braided her hair, twin ties at the forelocks, wrapping around her crown. A bright blue ribbon adorned at the juncture where the two plaits became one. Both flowed down the waves like deep diving fish in the brightening chestnut mane. Aeris wished her hands could fly half so fast or remember the dance to bind, but they were still clumsy and held to her crown could only recall coldest chains. Sephiroth tried to reteach using his silver locks, but her fingers just slid through smooth silk. She forced her tears back in futility, and he kissed her, lamenting the past.
I’m not even going to pretend I’m working on any other writing project until the new year. There’s too much going on, and I’m just way too tired with too little time. I’m working on this while doing laundry, and afterwards I have to make cookies.
So I’m just going to say Merry Christmas Eve, Merry Christmas for tomorrow for those who celebrate, and Happy Hanukkah for those who celebrate!
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?