The State of the Writer: 1/19/17

<–The State of the Writer: 1/12/17          The State of the Writer: 1/29/17–>

A weekly post updated every Thursday 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: 277,027
Prior Word Count: 277,058
Word Difference: -31
Status: Editing
Progress: Reread-through of Chapters 4-6

I thought this would be an appropriate picture, as Sephiroth certainly treats her like a (stereotypical) princess, and the rose is appropriate in sobriquet and Chapter 7’s reality.  As I am going back through prior chapters and am currently out of pictures, this one seemed fitting for this tale.

At the very least, doing these read-throughs is fairly quick.  I’m already finished with Chapters 4 and 5 with only Chapter 6 left.  I’m supposed to edit tonight, and I’m hoping to get to it through my exhaustion.  If I finish the chapter by this weekend (and hopefully find that errant and incorrect “your”), I’ll be able to start organizing my many notes for Chapter 8.

Project: Essay
Title: Half a Tragedy Is Worse Than Whole
Subject: FFVII Comparative and Meta
Current Word Count: 1436
Prior Word Count: 649
Word Difference: 787
Status: Drafting
Progress: Potential new title and definition of tragedy in six parts


I consider any session where I write more than the last to be a success.  Not only that I thought of another potential title besides “Half a Tragedy…” that I like a great deal more.  It explains not only what continually draws me to FFVII, but also metaphorically describes a personal and unresolvable dilemma.  I think I’ll leave what the new title is for when I post it.

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?

<–The State of the Writer: 1/12/17          The State of the Writer: 1/29/17–>



4 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 1/19/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 1/12/17 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. Aeries looks sort of Lightning-ish in that picture. I love it! 🙂 As always, I’m happily awaiting the next Chapter of Broken Rose. Keep up the awesome writing.

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