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.
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 267,782
Prior Word Count: 268,990
Word Difference: -1208
Progress: 3rd edit of Chapter 9
Last night I stayed up until around 3:00 writing summaries for all of the chapters up to and including 9, because AO3 has a place for chapter summaries, and I thought that would be nice to do. Now, it’s just a matter of updating all of this information here, on tumblr,, and on Deviant Art. I’ve also done some tweaking of earlier chapters, so I want to repost those with the updates.
There will more than likely be a fourth edit of Chapter 9, because I’ve done some significant fixes, not story-wise, just in how it sounds/flows. It’s truly amazing how you can edit something numerous times and still miss things. Whenever I do more than just change a word or two per paragraph, I always want to go back through it one more time to make sure it goes over properly. I suppose I could change my editing methods to go back through what I edited the day before (which is how I did The Serpent’s Tale), but in all honesty, I haven’t found much difference in the number of errors I find or the time it takes. Each edit does become easier in terms of I do more reading-through than editing each time, but editing reading is still different from regular reading.
Quote: “Couples, master?” Aeris asked, and Sephiroth frowned then to consider.
“Yes, it means two people who are together.”
“Are we a couple then?”
His brow furrowed deeper. “I suppose we are, my Aeris. I protect you and ensure you’re safe, and…you make me incredibly happy.” He blinked once, gazing down. “You bring meaning to my life, little one…” The Cetra sighed as she leaned against him and her smile tore the threads of his heart.
Project: Game Review
Title: World of Final Fantasy
Current Word Count: 3462
Prior Word Count: 2499
Word Difference: +963
I added in information about the actual battle mechanics, which I forgot to do when I first wrote the Gameplay section. I also made significant progress on the Story section. I don’t know why the hell I thought it wouldn’t be elaborate. This is Final Fantasy! The Wikipedia entry on it specifically leaves much to be desired. It only gives bare bones, so I’m hoping my memory can fill in the blanks. I want to e able to talk about it in my special long-winded way, so I need to lay down the story adequately enough to do so.
I was going to work on the review before doing this update, but I’m one sleepy Narcissist today. I had an awesome outing yesterday with two of my old coworkers who were kind of my old managers, too lol. We went traipsing around the King of Prussia mall ending up right back at the place we originally had breakfast for coffee and dessert. If you ever have the chance to have a honey, vanilla latte at the Grand Lux Cafe (or anywhere I suppose. Starbucks probably makes something like that) TAKE IT. So good. After mani/pedis, we parted, but decided that a bimonthly reunion wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. Since I’m an introvert, it’s refreshing to have people who don’t drain my energy. I left tired, but in a great mood, but the former meant I had to skip another event that night. Alas, such is life.
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?