The State of the Writer: 4/21/19

<–The State of the Writer: 4/7/18         The State of the Writer: 5/5/19–>

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

Finished Projects: 1

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 254,376
Prior Word Count: 254,471
Word Difference: -95
Status: Editing
Progress: First edit of Chapter 16

These are legit called “Avalanche Lilies,” and that’s just too perfect.

I did so much organizing of the notes for this chapter and the next two.  They were blended together in OneNote, and I had to try to separate things out.  I actually used the “wrong” picture last week, since that’s not relevant until the next chapter, which concerns obtaining a flower basket.  The current one is about the garden mentioned in Chapter 15, and then Chapter 18 has a little bit of action.  It’s not quite THAT scene yet (sorry Lightning Ellen), but I promise it’s coming 😀

It’s been a wild few weeks because I was in a wedding yesterday (I’ll post a picture below!).  It took a lot of energy but was totally worth it for the pay off.  Now I can get back to my mundane life of writing fantasy stories/fanfic as well as the magical voyage of looking for a new apartment.  I haven’t had much time to edit, so Chapter 16 is in very preliminary stages. I’m hoping to remedy that this week.

Project: Story Audio Recording
Northern Lights
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Status: Recording
Progress: Preparing to edit Chapter 1

I’m still prepping to edit, but I did make an edit file for the first part of Chapter 1 containing only my reading of the text and not my random babble before and after.  Let me tell you…it was  bit of an adventure.  In my infinite wisdom, I moved some of the audio files.  This is a huge no-no with Audacity since it can’t play back what it can’t find.  This led to lots of googling and attempts to put the files back exactly as they had been.  I went from it being unable to locate over 300 to only missing 8, and I took that as a win.  If I have to, of course I can re-record, and hell, I may have to do that anyway.  The next step is finding the time/energy to begin the edit, which will hopefully happen sometime this week.  This is what I’m hoping the timeline will look like:

  • Edit Part 1 through Part 4
  • Put all audio files together into one big one
  • Listen to/edit full chapter
  • Add music/sound effects
  • Add images

Since I don’t really know what I’m doing, I’m happy this is one of the shortest chapters.  It’ll give me an idea and a start on learning the process.

On Hold

  • TV Show Review: The Umbrella Academy – I just stopped caring.  I had a lot to say right after I watched it in a sort of counterpoint to what I’d been seeing, but it just doesn’t feel as relevant to me anymore.  I might revive this when the second season comes out, as it’ll be more in the zeitgeist again, but I’m going to “shelve” it for now.

In Progress

  • Book Review: The Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente – I may be finished this, but I still need to edit/proofread it.

I. Am. Tired, y’all.  I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my BFF’s wedding yesterday, and it was hella amazing, fun, heartening, and hilarious.  I fulfilled the fat girl stereotype and broke a chair lol.  I leaned back and suddenly I felt it…the world coming closer, and I knew I was going down.  I felt really bad because suddenly was the center of attention, which I didn’t even want on my own wedding day, but there I was…one the floor…with tons of people around me.  The floor was pretty comfy, too, and I wasn’t hurt (lots of cushioning back there…probably why the chair broke).  The place’s staff was worried I was hurt, and I was sorry I broke the chair!  In other news I would’ve totally gotten this guy’s number if I wasn’t married lol.  We all were in cahoots though to get him and the wedding photographer together, and I just heard they’ve been texting all day ♥

That’s Ally, another of the awesome bridesmaids!  I not only got to be in a wedding, I got to make new, amazing friends ♥

Oh shit, I almost forgot. Happy Easter to all those celebrating!  I didn’t get out of bed until 4 this afternoon because my entire body hurts #lolsob  It’s like “Aw sweet!  It’s that ‘I got exercise’ burn, but also I wanna die.”  I also know I use humor WAY too much as a coping mechanism, but what am else am I gonna do?  Cry about it?  If I make people laugh then that’ll make ME laugh.

<–The State of the Writer: 4/7/18         The State of the Writer: 5/5/19–>

9 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 4/21/19

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 4/7/19 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. *Patiently waits for THAT scene* 😀

    Glad you had a fun time at the wedding! I’m going to say that chair simply couldn’t handle your awesomeness.

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  4. I love your dress for the wedding! You look so pretty! 🙂 The last wedding I was in was a few years ago, and I’m much more comfortable just being a guest versus an active participant, haha! A friend of mine got married back in November, and I was more than happy to just sit there and enjoy. Well, don’t feel too bad about breaking a chair! When I was a teenager, I was at church and leaned forward to talk to the boy in front of me and the next thing I knew, CRACK! The entire thing holding the hymnals on the back of the pew fell right off in the middle of mass. Everyone looked at me like I was the spawn of Satan, lol!!

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      • Haha, it really is! After I was the matron of honor at my best friend’s wedding a few years ago, I told everyone I didn’t want to be in a wedding ever again! 😉

        LOL well I was pretty embarrassed, but I just laughed it off and said “Sorry” haha…. but I got the hell out of there asap once mass was over!!

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