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: 268,651
Prior Word Count: 268,653
Word Difference: -2
Progress: Organizing notes & prepping 1st edit of Chapter 10
Last night turned into this morning with an until 4:00am editing prep session. Fueled by a juice made from magic beans, I organized my notes for Chapter 10 and skimmed the chapter for any blatant issues. I already know I’ll probably have to split the chapter since it’s over 30 pages and not very well organized. I also already know I’m going to cut a lot of things out and fix/alter ideas I had while writing that don’t seem to stellar now. While the above picture of the Great General isn’t the one I’m going to use for the cover, it might end up being one where his one wing is featured, since the last chapter ended in a scattering of feathers.
When I have extensive notes to incorporate into a chapter, I don’t always know the best way to go about it, so last night was a bit of a brainstorming session. I decided on this order of operations:
- Skim the chapter for blatant issues.
- Review and organize notes.
- Complete the first edit.
- Integrate notes into the chapter.
- Write full chapter summary and summary to post.
- Complete second and any subsequent edits afterwards.
It all looks so neat and tidy, but editing can be such sloppy work. So far I’ve done steps 1 and 2, and I’m hoping to work on 3 tonight. With any luck, I’ll do as much of a cut as I did in Chapter 8, leaving me with 4000+ less words to worry about.
Also, because I’m editing and posting this piecemeal, I often still go back and fix up chapters that have already been posted. Critiques and revelations can come at any time, so I am planning on reposting chapters that have been reedited/corrected, and I’ll let you know when I do.
Quote: “Your feathers, master…they’re so soft, and they smell so good like you. It’s like in between your lovely scent dwells and slightest movement will breathe that glory.”
Project: Game Review
Title: World of Final Fantasy
Current Word Count: 5591
Prior Word Count: 5154
Word Difference: +437
This has been completed and scheduled for (Final Fantasy) Friday. It should be up first thing that morning, but I’ll probably still do my weekly FF question. I suppose this could be the question though: What did you think of World of Final Fantasy? We’ll see. Technically, it should count as an FFF post, and you can’t accuse me of being lazy since I’ve been working on the review for over a month 😉
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?