The State of the Writer: 4/22/18

<–The State of the Writer: 4/8/18          The State of the Writer: 5/6/18–>

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

Finished Projects: 2

Book Review: The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – 4/21/18
List: Games Alive – 4/22/18

Ugh…the Games Alive list posted in February because I accidentally published it back then before it was completed.  I forgot WordPress keeps the original publication date unless you schedule it.  I was wondering why the hell I wasn’t seeing it recently.

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 261,491
Prior Word Count: 261,548
Word Difference: -57
Status: Revising
Progress: Second edit of Chapter 3

My hunt for this picture’s source revealed that this is not technically one of Sephiroth, but rather of someone else who shares similar features.  I think it looks a great deal like him with blue lilies in his hair, so I’m going to allow it.

Something very interesting happened to me recently.  I received a contact from someone who thought I was the author of The Broken Orrery, the best written fanfiction I’ve ever read, written CymbelinesHalo.  It’s been over a year since she updated, and the message I received asked if was the author as they implored me to please remedy this.  I was quite flattered that someone had mistaken me for this writing genius, but I had to set the record straight and inform them that I was the author of Northern Lights (TBR isnt on; it’s way outside of their draconian censorship stipulations), and I, too, was waiting with bated breath for TBO to be updated.  They haven’t gotten back to me, so I hope their disappointment wasn’t too heartfelt.

Anyway, I’m making decent progress with my revision/reedit.  I’m hoping to be finished with Chapter 3’s by the end of this week and certainly before the next update.

Project: Story Audio Recording
Northern Lights
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Status: Prepping
Progress: Recording pending

I’m still slightly amazed at how much I had to fix with this, but I’m so much less self-critical about it.  I mean…I’m editing it thoroughly, but I used to really beat myself up for still finding issues even after multiple edits.  I know now that your writing constantly changes and evolves, and I’m more astounded at how much mine has matured after three and a half years (I finished Northern Lights on 9/3/14 geez…).  While I still think it’s my best story to date, I’ve greatly improved in the way I say things independent of the ideas I concoct.  Also, the beginning only has Aeris wandering around Midgar by herself, and I’ve just always been better at writing character dynamics and having people play off of each other.  I’m curious to see what I’ll have to smooth out in the later chapters with them together.

As for the recording, I didn’t want to do it after I finished editing because I was tired by then, but this upcoming Tuesday, I’ll be able to give it a go, since that’s all I’ll be doing.  The goal is to make a recording, edit the recording, and post it here and on YouTube.  I have all of these grand plans of course, but we’ll see how many of them I can bring to fruition.  I am a gigantic perfectionist though, so unless I decide to offer outtakes that will be clearly marked as such, if it’s not perfect, it will never insult any of your ears :p

In Progress

  • Paper Mario: Color Splash Review – I completely forgot I was in the middle of writing this.  I need to see what days I schedule for my game reviews, because it seems like it’s just on the week I don’t post The State of the Gamer

There are a few other things in my drafts, but they’re either weird to explain or surprises for later lol.  As always keeping up with creative projects is like another job.  What have you been employed with lately?

<–The State of the Writer: 4/8/18          The State of the Writer: 5/6/18–>

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