The State of the Writer: 12/31/17

<–The State of the Writer: 12/17/17          The State of the Writer: 1/14/18–>

A biweekly post updated every Sunday discussing my current writing projects and any completed the prior two weeks.

Finished Projects: 4

Project: Recipe
Title: Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think this was the first time I ever posted a recipe on this site, and it seemed to go over quite well.  I’m actually in the process of making these right now (well…I made the dough; my husband is going to bake them.  I didn’t get enough sleep, so the fatigue is bad today, which is unfortunate since I have NYE plans).  I, er, ate the ones I was supposed to give to my brother, and when TSN makes cookie promises, she keeps them!  I’m making the last cookies of the season before I head out to a NYE party, though I’m not sure if I’m even going to make it to midnight *yawn*

Project: Blogger Tags
Name: The Christmas Tag

I managed to make some progress in my saved Blogger Tags (I still have a bunch more though) thanks to Ignited Moth’s festive post!  Though…well, I didn’t have it before, so really I added another tag even as I completed it, so, it’s a zero sum equation?  Like how a Christmas tree affects the environment o.O  Oh well, there’s nothing wrong with adding a little more merriness.

Project: Book Review
Title: The Poetic Edda

This was a quick and easy review of a bit of a convoluted compendium, but seeing as it was an attempt at related what was once only an oral tradition, I can’t be too harsh.

Project: Blogger Collaboration
Title: Creative Christmas

Thank you to Later Levels for allowing little ole me to participate in this with so many other wonderful bloggers!  I believe there’s one more day after this for the New Year, and I’m hoping I can be a part of more collabs 🙂

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 259,476
Prior Word Count: 259,206
Word Difference: +270
Status: Revising
Progress: Chapter 2

This seems to be two weeks of managing to wedge some work on of a variety of projects.  It was only one night, but I did some revising of TBR, which I consider a cause for celebration.


Project: Book Reviews
Title: Various
Status: Upcoming

More reviews added, but I’m pretty happy about it.  The book I finished was phenomenal, and in a balancing juxtaposition, I didn’t finish another book, declaring it DNF.  I’m might try to bang out a few DNF reviews all in one day, spacing how they’re scheduled.

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau (DNF)

Project: Game Reviews

And another heart-wrenching game has been completed.  The Let’s Player really does have a most appropriate truncation for his name.

  1. Rakuen (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?  Are you doing anything for NYE celebrations?

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13 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 12/31/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 12/17/17 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

    • I love that NYE Seph picture! Omg Strange was amazing. I loved the “Eureka!” moment when I figured out what was going on and why everything happened as it did. I’ll get to Rakuen before I get to that! I’m trying to knock out my “quick” game reviews. Hope you have a Happy New Year!


  2. I can’t wait for your Strange the Dreamer review! 😀 I’m nearing the end (about 100 or so pages to go). It’s taking me so long to get through it thanks to reading multiple things, and the business of November and December, but I am absolutely looooooving that book! Laini Taylor’s writing is just fantastic. ❤

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  3. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 1/14/18 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

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