A biweekly post updated every Sunday discussing my current writing projects and any completed the prior two weeks.
Finished This Month: 1
Status: Finished Written – Editing Audio
I’d love that number to say “2,” but I’ve already spoken of my NaNo tale of woe, though I did write something in November for a collaborative project soon to be published. The written part is entirely finished and proofread but I’d like to have the audio recording edited before it’s posted. The essay is a comparative between two games that have had a long standing flame war with their respective fans, focusing on one aspect in particular.
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 259,206
Prior Word Count: 258,830
Word Difference: +376
Progress: Chapter 2
Yes, I’m back to officially editing/revising The Broken Rose once again. I did enough last night to add over 300 words to Chapter 2. During November, someone on AO3 commented on Chapter 11 about how they couldn’t wait to see the righteous retribution the Great General enacts (for a good reason this time), and things like that just galvanize me to work harder.
As mentioned in End of Hiatus, I’m modifying the frequency of my State posts to give myself more time to work on things for my State posts. I think I can fit in editing TBR with writing the WIP, though I tend to get swept up in new works, so you’ll have to forgive me if I neglect it a little. Still, I thought about this fanfiction all month, and really wanted to get back to it (I’ve also been thinking a lot about my original novel and editing that…), so I’m going to make the time. I really do want to get through my revisions and continue editing and posting chapters.
I’ve already discussed my NaNoWriMo experience. If you participated, what was yours? Did you write 50k words? More? Less? If this was your first time, would you do it again?
Exciting news! I’m taking a class on HTML and CSS this January. It’s entirely free and online through edx.org (maybe .com, but definitely edx). I figured why the hell not. I do like the tutorial I found, but I’m a fan of structure (really need to find something like that for language). I just learn better when I have something to be accountable for. I’m still going to try to work on the updates I have planned and utilize the features I’m paying for (like the ability to use audio without a third party), as I attempt to masquerade as a professional blogger :p
I haven’t forgotten about the plethora of reviews I need to write. Books are now over thirty and I added a few more games to the list, too. Even though I still have SOMA for the latter, I may post some shorter ones first as I work on finishing one of the stories recommended by another reviewer of it. That is going to be an intense review.
Project: Book Reviews
A whooping 12 reviews have been added to my list this month. I finished quite a lot of books:
- Promethea, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
- Heartborn by Terry Maggert (DNF)
- Death Note, Vol 2: Confluence by Tsugumi Ohba
- Blink Once by Cylin Busby
- The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
- The Daemoniac by Kat Ross
- Low, Vol 1: The Delirium of Hope (DNF) by Rick Remender
- The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
- Death Note, Vol 3: Hard Run
- This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter (DNF)
- Death Note, Vol 4: Love
- Gyo by Junji Ito
Project: Game Reviews
Here are the new/upcoming ones that may or may not be posted before I finish SOMA. They’re all from Let’s Plays I watched:
- Little Nightmares (Cryaotic)
- The Witch’s House (Cryaotic)
- Inside (Cryaotic)
- Ori and the Blind Forest (Cryaotic)
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?