A weekly post updated every Sunday 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.
*I moved the State of the Writer post to Sundays. Three State posts during the week was too much. Saturdays are my essay writing days, so I figured Sunday could host a State post.*
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 276,905
Prior Word Count: 277,027
Word Difference: -122
Progress: Organizing Chapter 8 notes
I found my errant “your,” corrected it to “you’re,” and continued along the path of literary righteousness. I did some minor edits on Chapters 4-6, but didn’t completely reread Chapter 6, since I did a very thorough edit prior. The note sorting has been completed. The next part is deciding which to keep and figuring out where they go. That will be the goal for this week. Hopefully soon I’ll start the actual edit
Quote: This tiny maid who’d been so abused was now dripping in luxury. She slipped on flat shoes as white as her skirt, adorned in white ribbons as well. Maybe they’d go out to greet the great sea. Aeris wasn’t sure due to the rain. Either way she figured she’d complete her dress since she’d put on everything else. Gazing down at the two strips of white in her hand, the little maid’s lip trembled hard. She wished she could remember how to bind her own hair as it cascaded down in chestnut waves, but her fingers just fumbled among the soft strands, leaving her only with tears.
Title: Half a Tragedy Is Worse Than Whole
Subject: FFVII Comparative and Meta
Current Word Count: 1436
Prior Word Count: 1436
Word Difference: 0
No progress this week. I have a ton of book reviews to do (and completed one this week). I’m hoping to work on the essay next Saturday. I made myself a deal that when I finished it, I’d make my appointment for my next tattoo. Since I’m planning to get it for my birthday, there’s a (reasonable) deadline to make.
Project: Book Reviews
Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses & The Raven Boys
I initially had four reviews to do, but I completed Tuf Voyaging yesterday and decided not to do one for In the House of the Worm. I rated it on Goodreads, but while it was interesting, I’ve read and listened to enough reviews that I didn’t feel I had much more to add besides pointing out yaga-la-hai sounds like yog shothoth (at least in the first syllable), and the tunnels they live in are reminiscent of the ones where the Children of the Forest dwell in the north. There’s a great review by Preston Jacobs here, and there’s another review of Tuf by Vassals of Kingsgrave here for the interested.
I plan on writing the reviews of Throns/Roses and TRB this week. One of those reviews will be glowing; the other, not so much.
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?