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: 267,039
Prior Word Count: 268,194
Word Difference: -1155
Progress: 1st edit of Chapter 10
What should be purely editing and figuring out where additional text fits has of course turned into something else. I want to expand on a latter occurence, create a catalyst, if you will. I still haven’t figured out where or if I can break this chapter up. There’s not really any viable part for it, but I may not have to since I am cutting things out. The main issue comes later when Aeris has yet another nightmare, and I use the * chapter break indicator, but it’s not really so much a chapter break as an introduction to a dream sequence. Also, the catalyst I’m adding has to do with her terror.
I’ll tell you a secret. When I get into idea mode where I cant stop taking things down, often the same thing just said in a different way, I write it all. Even the most outlandish and inappropriate ideas I put in my notes. Because while I’m not going to utilize the more risque, I can still takes pieces of it or remove the more over the top sections for use. If you ever find yourself in this mode where ideas just flood, write it all down. It doesn’t matter if it’s weird, gross, unconventional, or off the wall, you never know where you might be able to use it even if it has to be modified first. No one should see your notes unless you want them to. This is why we edit.
Quote: “The wheels are in motion. The task has been set. Judgment is calling their names.”
Project: Book Reviews
I’ve been finishing books like a fiend, which means I have quite a backlog of reviews to complete. These are the four I have left in order from top left to bottom right (I do reviews in the order I finish the books), and I can’t wait to review Radiance and its sequel Eidolon more than any of them. A Father’s Protection will be easy since it’s so short, but I’ll have to think about what to say about The Raven Boys.
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?