The State of the Writer: 1/28/18

<–The State of the Writer: 1/14/18          The State of the Writer: 2/11/18–>

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

Finished Projects: 5

  1. Final Fantasy Type-0 Game Review – 1/16/18
  2. Top 20 Books of 2017 – 1/21/18
  3. The Scorpion Rules Book Review – 1/24/18
  4. Ori and the Blind Forest Game Review – 1/25/18
  5. Shadows on Snow Book Review – 1/27/18

It was a productive two weeks.  Yeah…I’m surprised, too.

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 261,308
Prior Word Count: 259.474
Word Difference: +1834
Status: Revising
Progress: Chapter 2

I almost didn’t update this week, and that would really be a shame since I made some significant progress with my revisions.  I was able to integrate a huge chunk of my notes, and I believe I only have one or two more smaller ones to figure out, so I’ll be able to do a reedit with the new stuff soon.

Also, as much as I love Seph, I should be using more pictures of Aeris.  This is her story after all.  I mean she’s the titular character for Planet’s sake *hmph*


  • 2018 Gaming Plans – Not doing it.  I’d rather just do it instead of talking about it, savvy?

In Progress

  • Audio Recording – I meant to do this on Friday, but my voice hasn’t been cooperating.  I noticed when I stopped drinking coffee, it was better.  This is quite problematic, since coffee helps me…function.  It’s quite a dilemma.  I’ve significantly cut down on how much I drink, but I think it’s the milk/cream I put in it or my earl grey tea that does me in.  I’ll try to do the re-recording again this Tuesday.  There have been some other reasons it hasn’t happened, but those are more mental/personal.  It’s always something, isn’t it?  Suggestions are welcome.  I’ve tried tea with lemon and honey.  I actually like my speaking voice, not to be a…oh wait :p
  • Favorite Game Every Year I’ve Been Alive – Thank you iplayedthegame for reminding me I was working on this.  I don’t have a draft open on WP so I didn’t think about it.  I’ll think of a better title before I post it, but in an idea from The Well-Red Mage, it’s a project where you post your favorite games every year you’ve been alive (pretty self-explanatory from the title).  1980-1985 were the toughest in terms of finding games at all, but later years are challenging for other reasons.  Except for 1997.  No problems with that year at all 😉

Did I ask anything interesting last week?  I think it was just my standard closing statement, my…benediction as it were.  Of course I wish you all well and want to know what projects you’re working on!  This has been a rough week for me.  I haven’t been keeping up with my resolutions.  I didn’t update my Facebook fanpage for the second weekend in a row, though I did take some notes on what I will write, but that doesn’t satisfy the terms of the agreement.  Hearing about your accomplishments always gives me a boost though 🙂 ♥

<–The State of the Writer: 1/14/18          The State of the Writer: 2/11/18–>

8 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 1/28/18

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

  2. You’ve been busy! That stinks about the voice thing. I’ve had a cough for the longest time and my voice has all but gone on strike because of it. Honey lemon tea is good (not just tea with honey and lemon, but actual “honey lemon” tea), or even taking a spoonful of honey can help, if there’s “stuff” on your vocal folds (vocal cords). I’ve also had success with “throat coat” tea. Otherwise, regarding drinking coffee, if you find yourself getting hoarse, drink more water because it might be drying out your vocal folds, or making it hard to clear out whatever from the milk, if you think that’s causing it. Sorry, musicians run into voice troubles a lot haha.

    Anyway, I wish you luck on your writings and edits! It makes complete sense that you want to just do the game thing, not talk about talking about the game thing haha

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    • Ugh, I know…I’ve had problems singing for years now. When I have good days it’s so refreshing, but they’re few and far between. I used to be a Sop I years ago before my voice changed. Then I could sing Sop II, now I’m fully an Alto II if not damn near a contralto. I can even sing some tenor parts. Chest voice forever! I’ll look into that tea though! It can’t hurt 🙂 I drink a lot of water thankfully already!

      Right?? I notice I’ll talk about what I want to do at the expense of just doing it. I’d rather do it and talk about it afterwards than waste time saying, “I’ll do this!” for fifty pages lol.


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