The State of the Writer: 6/14/20

<–The State of the Writer: 5/31/20         The State of the Writer: 6/28/20–>

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

Finished Projects: 0

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Length: Novel
Current Word Count: 251,669
Prior Word Count: 251,992
Word Difference: -323
Status: Editing
Progress: Finished first edit of Chapter 24

I finished the first edit last night, but I still have a lot to add in.  I’m trying to do the initial edit first method, marking where I need to add additional text, adding it, then doing the second edit afterwards.  I kind of think of it like icing a cake.  You get the crumb coat on first, locate the trouble spots and fix them, then do another coat.  It makes sense in my ridiculous head lol.

Project: Story Audio Recording
Title: Northern Lights
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction
Length: Novel
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Status: Editing
Progress: Adding pictures for slideshow

I’m at almost 40 images right now and I’m not even at 10 minutes yet.  I’ve been adding/altering around five at a time then incorporating them into the slideshow.  I like this method better.  What I find interesting is how seemingly simple images are difficult to find.  Like I’d think anything involving cats would be easy to locate, but I guess because I need specific things, it’s a bit trickier.  I also thought pictures of monsters from the game would be fairly straightforward, especially considering the Remake is out, but not so much.  I have located some decent screenshots due to the fore mentioned (like the train graveyard), but it’s honestly a crap shoot.

I showed Mr. TSN what I have so far, and he asked whether or not I meant to have as many black screens as I did.  Um YES.  Of course I’d love to have the exact image I need, but alas it’s not always possible.  I usually go into searching with one in my head, and I attempt to find either that one I’ve seen that matches it or a close approximation.

In Progress

  • Blogger Award: Another Sunshine Blogger Award from Extra Life – I have about five blogger tags/awards I need to do, and I had some time yesterday so I started this one.  I’m going to try to work on them once a week, especially since this is the oldest and it’s from August 2019 o.O
  • Game Reviews: Final Fantasy VI – Finally finished up the World of Balance part.  Onto the World of Ruin, which should hopefully take less time.
  • Book Reviews: Two Hearts by Peter S. Beagle – I’m pretty much done; I just need to edit/proofread before I post and put on Goodreads.

I honestly thought today was Father’s Day lol.  My brother and I have been messaging back and forth about what we’re going to do since the pandemic is still going on (though I’m lucky enough to live in a state where the governor followed CDC and WHO guidelines).  He made a video to send our dad and also wants to make ones with me and our little brother, so that’s happening either today or some time this week.  But my dumb ass thought it was THIS Sunday lol.  I always think it’s either the first or second one of June, not realizing it can also be the third.  It makes sense though that we would get it done before the actual day.  This also gives me another week to find a present because I was having no luck.

If you have a relationship with your dad, are you planning anything for next Sunday?

<–The State of the Writer: 5/31/20         The State of the Writer: 6/28/20–>

10 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 6/14/20

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 5/31/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. My sister and I thought today was father’s day too, haha. But hopefully we can take a hike with him next week or something, and we are getting him a new lamp. 😀 Definitely looking forward to more of all of your FF7 projects; I’m really intrigued by how you’re transforming NL into an audio-visual type project.

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    • It’s usually the second Sunday isn’t it?? I know Flag Day is the 14th, but they’ve been the same day before.

      So, I know that there are people who make private videos available on Patreon or something. wouldn’t want to put it behind a pay wall though for obvious reasons (I don’t want to be making money off of copywritten stuff), though I’ve also seen stuff where you can put in a password? I don’t know! I’m wondering if I could do like a drop box thing. Have it out there and just give people the ability to access it.

      In terms of the process, it’s slow going but it’s going. I have around 40 images right now and it really all depends on how easily I can find what I’m looking for. Couple this with the fact that I’m not a movie maker and I’m totally winging it and it makes for some interesting conversation XD

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  3. My dad jokingly asked me to build him a gun rack, but I think I’m actually going to do it. It’s a rather simple design so I think I can pull it off. But, he won’t be getting it that day as he lives 3.5 hours away. Might see him on the 4th of July though. 🙂

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