The State of the Writer: 10/29/17

<–The State of the Writer: 10/22/17          The State of the Writer: 12/3/17–>

A weekly post updated every Sunday discussing my current writing projects and any completed the prior week.

Finished This Week: 0

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 258,830
Prior Word Count: 259,494
Word Difference: -644
Status: Revising
Progress: Chapter 2

It almost didn’t happen this week, peeps, this final status update before NaNo, but guilt and obligation are heavy motivators.  This would’ve been a fun day if my back muscles hadn’t decided to clench around the middle of my spine on the way to my husband’s birthday lunch.  I’m glad he was driving, though I’m wondering if maybe my slouched position in the passenger seat had something to do with it.  Alas, we will never know.  I’m still in quite a bit of pain, and I’m hoping tomorrow it will be better.  Thankfully, modern medicine exists, because I’m way too busy to not go to work.  It’s been a rough couple of days.

So story, well, I did get some more revising done, though I’m confused why there are less words.  I thought I added things in.  I guess I took out more than I added?  I’m not sure if I’m going to get anymore work done on TBR before November, but if I do, I’ll obviously include it in December’s first update.

Project: Essay
Title: The Final Fantasy Project
Status: Drafting
Current Word Count: 1620

Now this I have made progress on, and it’s been a hell of a lot of fun.  I wanted to have it finished before November, so I could just use that time for nothing but NaNo, but I think I’ll have time on the weekends to write my 1667 words a day for the NaNoWriMo project and still complete this by the deadline.  I’m initially writing about a different Final Fantasy and different subject, and it’s actually been quite refreshing.  It hasn’t changed my mind about anything, but it’s never a bad idea to look at something from another point of view.

NaNoWriMo/Preptober 2017

I don’t know how much prepping I’ve done this Preptober.  It was really hard to concentrate on what I needed to do.  My thought have been really scattered, because there’s just so much going on with me health wise.  Over the next few days, I’m going to attempt to solidify what I need to focus on, but I know what I want my first line to be, so that’s a start 😉

Blog Updates

I know now how to change the default font on my blog; I just haven’t done it yet.  I want to finish all of the tutorial before I begin digging into the CSS of WordPress, and now it doesn’t look like it’s going to take place until December at the earliest.

Sorry this isn’t much of an update.  I was going back and forth about whether or not I was even going to post it, but in the end I decided I should at least put something up, since I never stated the one last week would be the last for a month.  Let me know if you’re doing NaNo and let me know your name on the site if you want to be friends!

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?

<–The State of the Writer: 10/22/17          The State of the Writer: 12/3/17–>


26 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 10/29/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 10/22/17` | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

        • I envy and give props to people who can write one story and edit another at the same time. I had trouble even editing a short story while I was writing/editing a novel. Even if I schedule it out, I always want to pay more attention to one over the other. Plus I was being weird about the short, because I was editing it for submission, and, yeah, just weird.

          I’m finally working on a novel I’ve had in my head for over a year, though that’s usually how I operate lol. My first story had been marinating for over a decade and the second one probably for longer. I have to know the characters really well before I can write them. The next WIP is the same characters as the first novel but in a slightly different setting and entirely different situation. The whole purpose of the story is to show how victims of sexual assault should be treated, so it’s going to be challenging since I have to go to some dark places, but I’m still excited for the challenge.

          Are you on the NaNo site? I’m TheShamefulNarcissist on there, so friend me if you want! For some reason I can NEVER find anyone even if they give me their exact name. It’s really weird.

          Oh! I did get your chapters 7 and 8. I’ll knock them out this weekend and get back to you 🙂

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  2. I wish I had time to contribute to the FF Project, but alas I struggle to pen stuff for my own blog let alone other peoples. This weekend I didn’t even have the chance to write a review, as I was working overtime. I offered Red Mage the chance to use one of my old FF reviews, but apparently they are only accepting new content.

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    • Trust me I hear you. I’m consigning it to the weekends now because I’m doing the National November Writing Project so 50k words in a month PLUS this collaboration. I was hoping to get it done before November, but then figured I could still work on it on the weekends.

      I asked the same thing! It’s not like I don’t have a shit ton of Final Fantasy posts, and I think if I didn’t ask, but just kind of submitted one of them on the down low (possibly taking it off my blog) I *might* have gotten away with it. As it stands I’m using parts of some posts, but ultimately writing a new comparison. I was hoping it wouldn’t take that long, but I always underestimate how long any project is going to take.

      Damn…if the review you were writing was for a Final Fantasy, you could probably have gotten away with it!

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  3. Fascinating, never participated in a NaNoWriMo before but will be looking forward to seeing your project when it’s finished. Though the Final Fantasy project will be quite fun to do, I hope we can all be ready before the deadline arrives 🙂

    Stay Cozy and good luck with the many projects you are doing!

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    • I’m super excited about the FF Project still. I was worried initially I wouldn’t finish it before the end of this month, but I can work on it on the weekends when I have more time. I’m writing about something a little different than what I normally do, and it’s honestly refreshing! I mean, I still love FFVII, but writing about FFVI in this capacity has been a lot of fun and has given me some fresh thoughts. What game are you working on? It sounds like I’m doing two, but I think TWRM let it slide because I’m doing a comparison that could cause a flame war to burn down the internet, but (hopefully) in a way that causes discourse instead of rising flames. I’m sure someone will need an extension (and I hope it’s not me D:)

      Thank you so much and you, too!!


      • Haha, well it’s great to see you’re enjoying it (wouldn’t be fun otherwise), at least I will try to see in what way to write about the different games being covered. So far I’ll be working on Final Fantasy XIV (all expansion and story patches included), Final Fantasy XV (DLC included), Final Fantasy: A New Empire, Mobius Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and World of Final Fantasy…so around six games I think 😅

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        • Whoa! You area freaking machine ;O I thought I was all Miss Fancy Pants with my VI and VII comparison. I really want to play FFXIV, which is a huge surprise for me, since I generally don’t play well with others, which is why I had zero interest in FFXI, but my Evil Wizard friend (aka The Evil Wizard, Esq.) told me that XIV has minimal mandatory multiplayer (say that three times fast), and I think I know enough people through blogging who play to probably be alright. I was looking through an email from Pinterest a month of so ago and saw this particular character from it who was, um, quite pretty. Of course he wound up being the villain, but that is my party trick hehe.

          I love Brave Exvius. I haven’t played it in a couple of weeks, but it’s definitely been worth the money I have spent on it, and I put over 200 hours into World of Final Fantasy. I need to play Mobius Final Fantasy, which I believe I have on my lappy from Steam.

          I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with all of these games!

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          • I’m not a machine, it was just that many of the games weren’t being covered so I jumped in to cover the games to the best of my abilities.

            Final Fantasy XIV is a beautiful game, probably the best MMO to date, and it’s also the only one known to have crossplay between PC an PS4.

            Nevertheless, I too look forward to what you’ll be doing with your games 🙂

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