The State of the Writer: 9/9/18

<–The State of the Writer: 8/26/18          The State of the Writer: 9/23/18–>

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

Finished Projects: 2

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 258,319
Prior Word Count: 259,639
Word Difference: -1320
Status: Preparing to (Re)Post
Progress: Early chapter review complete

Extremely realistic painting of a white rose with pinkish interior with the artist standing in the right cornerI don’t even remember when the hell I decided to go back and do this revision, but I think it’s finally done.  I completed a third edit of Chapter 11 yesterday, and while I think it would benefit from a fourth, there’s no reason I can’t start reposting the beginning chapters at this time.  This week’s plan is to figure out the best way to do that, since it has to be done on multiple platforms.

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

I actually did a full recording of the blurb that sounds good, but I’m still going to go through and consider each line piecemeal, because I love to torture myself.  I wouldn’t be able to rest if I didn’t listen to each line individually and consider which version of each sounds the best.  I’d always think, “Well what if I have a recording of me saying this part/word better?”  What I want to do is figure out the best and most efficient way to do this before tackling it.  I’m going to need a lot of caffeine pills…

In Progress

  • Game Review: Final Fantasy V – I’m making some good progress on the story summary.  The Final Fantasy Wiki is a much better resource than just Wikipedia alone.  Their account is much more detailed (even more so than I need to be) so it’s easier to recount.
  • Award: The Sunshine Blogger – I couldn’t resist the awesome questions posed in this one.  I should have it out by this week.
  • Final Fantasy Character Assessment – I don’t want to say which character, because I’ve been thinking about putting this on the back burner while I work on researching my next essay.  It’s not in this section, because there isn’t a draft for it yet, but I’ve been reading sources all week and will continue doing so after my vacation.  It is much more involved than I thought…which is always how it works.  Since the time between Celes’ and Squall’s assessment was about a year anyway, my shelving this for a while isn’t really going to stretch the time between them as much anyway lol.  I think I’m also feeling a little burnt out because, while I love this kind of analysis, they do take a lot of effort, since I try to be as detailed as possible and consider everything from whatever game(s) the person is from, almost giving a summary of their story in addition to delving into the deeper meaning.

My first week of vacation is over and while I don’t have a lot of finished work to show for it, I have been doing a ton of research and note taking.  I will have to credit and thank someone profusely when I’m finished, because I couldn’t find a better source for Venusian symbolism then I considered the whole reason I started thinking about that at all was due to his work, so it made sense. 

I’ve also been trying to clean, which is less fun but necessary.  I wish I could afford a housekeeper because just keeping the kitchen from utter grossness is a never ending job.  I’m going to try to clean my room tomorrow (it never ends).  The best time for me to do anything either physically or mentally taxing is right after breakfast since that’s when the caffeine is at it’s most potent and I have a chance to get things done.  

I really need to remember that I always underestimate how long any creative project is going to take :p

What have you been working on?

<–The State of the Writer: 8/26/18          The State of the Writer: 9/23/18–>

4 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 9/9/18

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 8/26/18 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. I was actually just thinking of re-reading TBR this weekend, so I am very excited to hear the revision is close to being posted. 😀 I have not been able to find a story like it that explores its themes nearly as well.

    Housework, ugh! I am falling behind on it too, and it’s only the third week of school. I’ve been working on class and clinic documents and trying to do a little story planning on the side. I definitely underestimate the time my projects take too!

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    • I’ve been thinking about reposting it since I finally finished my revision catch up. I’m happy to hear people are still interesting! Someone on AO3 commented on it recently, too, and that really helps to keep you going.

      It NEVER ends. The other day I put some of the books I have lying around on the shelf. The only reason it’s empty is because we had to remove all the books from it so we’d have room to get the new sectional in. I figured since we had the other books in the closet I might as well use it for all the stuff I still need to read since all of that’s kind of mixed up on my other overflowing shelf. I need a room just for my books lol.

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  3. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 9/23/18 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

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