The State of the Writer: 5/19/19

<–The State of the Writer: 5/5/18         The State of the Writer: 6/2/19–>

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: 253,740
Prior Word Count: 254,083
Word Difference: -343
Status: Editing
Progress: Second edit of Chapter 16

Finished the first edit and sorted a few notes.  I’m becoming more fond of the idea of editing and posting the next three chapters together since there are a lot of cross over notes between.

Project: Story Audio Recording
Northern Lights
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Status: Recording
Progress: Editing Chapter 1 – Part 1

I had to re-record the part of the recording that was effected by the file lost.  It was only the first part of a paragraph, but it had to be done.  I then babbled for another ten minutes hehe.  I have to go back and figure out what sounds best before I paste it into the original recording.

In Progress

  • Game Review: The First Tree – I had time to work on this these past two weeks, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  It’s been kind of rough, because I think I’m becoming immune to caffeine.

So remember that DDR pad I said I bought last week?  Yeaaaah, I haven’t used it yet.  I want to; I just haven’t been able to :\  I’m hoping for better energy days, but I don’t have a lot of hope.  There will be so much bitching about Game of Thrones soon.   I just need to gather my thoughts, notes, and energy for it.  If you’ve seen it, it’s not that I don’t think it’s going to happen that way in the book, it’s that the show runners have no fucking clue how to tell a story.  If you’re going to show the downfall of a decent person (aka a Greek tragedy), there’s a way to show it.  In short FFVII did it better.  Far being it from me to judge anyone for burning shit to the ground (also side note, but I really need to see John Wick), but you need to make their downfall the same angle as their ascent.

Any other Thrones watchers here?  What did you think of the penultimate episode?  What have you thought of the last season?  You need to check out the #demThrones tag on Twitter.

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8 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 5/19/19

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 5/5/19 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. A 3 chapter update sounds like a dream come true! ❤

    And ugh, as for GoT . . . I am so angry and I haven't even followed the show as faithfully as some fans. Like, I can't even articulate it right now, I'm so irritated by the writing and terrible "character development" (by which I mean destroying carefully developed characters with no build-up for the sake of drama).

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      • Exactly! I was prepared going into this season for them to do something along these lines, conceptually, but the way they did it was terrible and their reasoning in their interview struck me as misogynistic (like after all she’s been through a guy not wanting to kiss her is going to tip her over the edge? LOL) and lazy, so . . . :/

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        • I abhor the completely lack of integrity, and they actually have the audacity to blame the fans for not liking it. Like WHAT?! It would be like a hair dresser messing up your hair and then yelling at you for not liking it. If you mess up, own your mistake and take critiques for what they are. Of course not everyone is going to be happy, but if people are giving you valid critiques don’t just ignore them for the sake of your pride.

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  3. Yeah, I agree about GoT. There were some things I did really like about this season but the writing wasn’t the greatest. The actors still all did a fantastic job but some things just didn’t feel right. Especially considering this season took twice as long to come out as prior seasons AND was the last. Cupcakes & Machetes and I are actually having a phone chat tonight specifically to vent/chat about the ending. lol I know she was really mad about the finale so I can’t wait to discuss it bit by bit. Same reason I’m looking forward to your GoT post! 😛 Now we just need the books to come out so we can see how it was all originally intended to go down in the same hands that started it all. 🙂

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