The State of the Writer: 4/16/17

<–The State of the Writer: 4/9/17          The State of the Writer: 4/23/17–>

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.

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 268,990
Prior Word Count: 269,263
Word Difference: -273
Status: Editing
Progress: 2nd edit of Chapter 9

I almost picked this picture for the cover, but I didn’t want to use another beach photograph since I did that for Chapter 6.  I did settle on a picture though, which will be revealed when I post the next chapter.  I would’ve loved to have found a picture of Sephiroth shielding Aeris from the rain under his wing, and hilariously, I found a picture like that a few days later, but it doesn’t quite meet my (impossible) requirements.

The two names for them I detest the most.

There’s not a damn thing wrong with this picture, but it doesn’t quite fit the mood of the chapter (which you’ll hopefully see when you read it).  Regardless, I found a picture that while not exactly what I was looking for still suffices, as inspired by this week’s quote.

Quote: They were before an arch that led into the square.  On a nearby rooftop a child blew bubbles towards the unseen stars.  Lanterns swung light in the uplifted breeze scattering shadows so they couldn’t lurk.

Project: Game Review
Title: World of Final Fantasy
Status: Drafting
Current Word Count: 2499
Prior Word Count: 1374
Word Difference: +1125


I started the Story section yesterday, but then I remembered I completely forgot to add battle mechanics to the Gameplay section *smacks forehead*  I talked about Mirages and stacking, but apparently was remiss on mentioning how that all comes together.  It’s not that complicated, but I should at least write a passing paragraph about it.

I was wrong last week about the Story section not being that elaborate.  It’s not going to be as long as say IV’s story section, but World has a pretty involved plot just like every other Final Fantasy.  I’m actually kind of happy it won’t take me too long to explain it, because I can spend more time in examination and comparison.

Project: Book Review
Title: The Illustrated A Brief History of Time
Author: Stephen Hawking
Status: Planning

I started the preliminaries for this probably before I even made the post last week.  I should be able to write the review proper in the next few days, since I finished the one for Blue Lily, Lily Blue  yesterday.

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: 4/9/17          The State of the Writer: 4/23/17–>



12 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 4/16/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 4/9/17 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. I’m really excited to see what picture you went with! 🙂 “Sephi” doesn’t convey the Great General’s awesomeness at all! I can see why you detest it.

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    • Right? It’s so inelegant. I’m okay with Seph as a truncation, but Sephi/Sephy denotes a diminutive, and it’s just insulting. Like my brother’s name is Daniel, and he HATES when people call him Danny, and I have a friend named Rob who can’t stand the nickname Bobby.

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