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: 266,907
Prior Word Count: 267,081
Word Difference: -174
Progress: 4th edit
I know I used this picture for Chapter 6 of Northern Lights, but it goes well with this week’s quote, and I’m running dry on image ideas since I’m well into my third month of and 4th editing adventure.
I think I can say this edit will be the last full one. I kind of do want to really scrutinize the content of this chapter, since it still seems a bit long-winded, but at the very least I’ll be deleting edited words *rolls eyes*
Quote: *I…answered her prayers,* he realized in rue. *I’m what she was begging for.* He blinked several times, staring down at the terrified maid in his arms.
Project: Book Review
Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Series Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Current Word Count: 1223
I had some trouble concentrating on this this week for reasons I vent about in the review itself. I’m happy it’s well underway and hoping I’ll be finished this one with another one started if not completed by the end of next week.
Project: Book Reviews
These are the state of my reviews haha. Maybe I should make a weekly blog post about that #lolsob
- Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner (DNF)
- Talon by Julie Kagawa
- Saga: Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
- Stone & Iris by Jonathan Ballagh
- Gaslight Hades by Grace Draven
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
- Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
- The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey (DNF)
- The Poetic Edda by Anonymous
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Volume 1 by Katie Cook & Andy Price
- Never Never: Part One by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
- The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
- Never Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
- Never Never: Part Three by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
I finished the Never Never “Series” in about a week. The reason for the quotes is it’s really one novel broken up into three, which I have no issue with (my paranormal romance novel is split into two, and I’d make it three if I could since trilogies are all the rage). I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to review it. Whether or not I’m going to do one or three posts. I’m leaning towards the former, because it’s really just one story with one overarching plot, but I’ll sound much kinder if I review them one at a time (which you’ll understand when I review), but (again) the end of the third book is the end of the entire narrative, and all three of them should technically be judged on that. It’s a conundrum! Let me know what you think I should do in the comments 🙂
Project: Game Review
Developer: Frictional Games
Let’s Player: ChristopherOdd
Current Word Count: 551
I’m limited in how much I can work on this, because I can’t do it after dark, and I have to work on it first so that I can fill my mind with other things besides some of the disturbing images let along the existential horror of the plot. Be that as it may, I’m happy with how it’s going so far. I got the introduction and my minimal knowledge of the gameplay out of the way. Next weekend I’ll work on summarizing the story. I need to decide if I’m going to weave my analysis of it within or do that on a limited basis, saving the major examinations for afterwards. I’m leaning towards the latter in this case, since that’s how I did my review of Final Fantasy IV.
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?