The State of the Writer: 1/5/17

<–The State of the Writer: 12/31/16          The State of the Writer: 1/12/17–>

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:
Prior Word Count: 277,196
Word Difference: -76
Status: Editing
Progress: Fourth edit of Chapter 7


The fourth edit of Chapter 7 is pretty much a breeze.  I appear to have corrected all of the issues the first three times around.  Above is a picture of another of the flowers Sephiroth picked for Aeris, because I like irony, and it’s also a way for him to help her return to herself.  He choose seven in total, because I also like meta.

With luck, I’ll be posting Chapter 7 by this weekend, and as you can see the State of the Writer post is now on Thursdays to allow me more time on weekends to work on essays and the like.  We’ll see how this goes.  Everything is really just a big experiment.

Quote: “Is there anything you can’t do, master?” she whispered, pulling herself even closer, wanting the sound of that steady, strong heart to vibrate though her skin.  Doubly blessed for low voice through black leather surrounded her, too, with its thrum.

“I can’t change the past,” Sephiroth murmured so sad as his pulse churned the darkness.  She lifted her eyes to find him through silver and her adoration was nearly too much.  He could not accept it, this absolute trust, this gratitude, joy, and much more.  *Yes, I did ‘save’ her I suppose in a way, but that cannot repay my dark deeds.*  “Aeris…” he murmured to keep his voice whole.  “How can you look at me like that?”

Title: The Ghost of Buxton Manor
Author: Jonathon L. Ferrara
Date Added: August 16, 2016
Date Started: October 17, 2016
Date Completed: December 29, 2017
Genres: YA, Paranormal Romance, LGBT, Fantasy

This book was utterly delightful, and I really wish I could shoehorn in some time to write the review, because they’re so important to authors.  I started the preliminaries and saved the draft, but I keep pushing back the actual work.  Initially, it was going to be Monday then tonight, but now I have it wedged into Saturday.  Well since I no longer have this post (SOTW) to do, I may be able to bang it out and work on my next essay.

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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9 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 1/5/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 12/31/16 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

    • Ah well is still functional, though more draconian nowadays. There’s Archive of Our Own or AO3. Tumblr is now a repository as well as Deviant Art! I think some people still use Live Journal, but I wouldn’t take my wits for it. I post here on WP along with those others myself (save LJ). I’m currently six chapters into the one I discussed here and another novel length one, Northern Lights, is up. I have a short fanfic, too. All FFVII/aeriseph. I’m a bit obsessed you might say hehe. What kind do you write? I wrote an original paranormal romance some years ago, too, but I need to reedit/revamp behind I delve back into the cesspool that is the publishing world.


      • I wrote mostly romance fanfics for Slayers way back in the day. My fanfics tended to be on the one-shot or flash fiction length but I occasionally wrote a longer, chaptered story. That’s incredible that you’re writing novel-length work 😊

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        • It is so time consuming lol. I’ve written three novel length stories, one original and two fanfictions. Back when I was first starting out I was working on nicely song FFVI. I didn’t complete it, but I learned a lot about writing by doing it! Haven’t heard of Slayers! And with one shots you can have a lot of work to your repertoire 😊


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