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: 263,770
Prior Word Count: 266,548
Word Difference: -2778
Progress: First edit of Chapter 11
After a bit of preliminary work, I started the first edit…today…right before posting this. I got about two or three paragraphs edited. This chapter is a bit different from others prior since I initially went through each paragraph, marking whether or not each was significant (adds new information, gives a new insight et al), and in some of the significant cases, color coding it further with what that particular paragraph was about. I was going to try to put everything into order when I realized this is a letter chapter, as in Aeris is writing a letter to herself, so there’s going to be a lot of stream of consciousness. Randomness is not only acceptable it’s expected. But because a narrative is supposed to lead the reader to a particular place, it can’t be entirely haphazard, so it really has to be more “organized confusion.” I hope I’m able to pull that off.
Quote: *They* hurt me, but it wasn’t my fault. It was wrong and now I’m safe.
Project: Book Reviews
I’ve been a reading machine lately, and finished five more books since last update, which means I have five more reviews.
- Monstress #1 – Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda
- An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
- Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
- The Metaphysical Detective by Kirsten Weiss (DNF)
I was going to reread Monstress, but I decided not to even though I have no other graphic novels on my list (which I’m hoping to remedy soon). I declared The Metaphysical Detective DNF this morning. I just didn’t have any interest in reading anymore. It’s a shame because I think it’s an interesting premise, but I couldn’t really relate to any of the characters.
Project: Game Review
Developer: Frictional Games
Let’s Player: ChristopherOdd
Prior Word Count: 2397
Current Word Count: 3118
Word Difference: +721
I found a great resource for plot summary, and it was right under my nose: the SOMA Wiki. Not the main plot page, but the pages for each Site. There’s an explanation for what happened in the past and for what happens during the events of the game (there’s some serious wibley wobbly timey wimey shenanigans going on, wow…), and it even has the order you visit the sites, so I no longer have to jump between Wikis and Mr. Odd’s LP to cobble a summary together.
I haven’t had time to work on it today, and I’m not sure if I will, but I’ll certainly finish it during my vacation in September.
Project: Game Reviews
No additional ones to add this week, but I’m going to change the order. I have the Mass Effect Series before The Last of Us, but I think I’m going to review TLOU first, because it’s much more controversial or it’s controversial for (arguably) more moral reasons, and that’s better fodder to write about. I’m hoping to get to both of them during my vacation.
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?