The State of the Writer: 7/26/20

<–The State of the Writer: 7/12/20         The State of the Writer: 8/9/20–>

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
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Length: Novel
Current Word Count: 251,552
Prior Word Count: 251,855
Word Difference: -303
Status: Editing
Progress: Prepping to post

I’m going back and forth on whether or not I need to do a third edit.  I did make some changes in the second, but I can’t decide if they were major enough for at least another read through.  Idk.  I have started looking for potential chapter covers, so it seems like my brain is telling me that’s what I should be doing lol.  I do still need to write the summary, but whether I do a final edit or not,  I should have the chapter posted before the end of the week.

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’ve been seriously considering what I’m going to do in terms of crediting all of the art I’m using.  I need to make a sort of form request message to all the artists I can find, but that’ll be something I do after I finish everything up.  I’ve definitely found art that says not to repost without permission so that’s a no brainer.  I also found myself in a separate conversation with a tumblr artist about reposting things on Pinterest.  I was under the mistaken belief that pinning from tumblr was okay because it links back to the artist, but not every artist wants their work on that platform, and honestly thinking about it, I can’t blame them.  There’s a lot of uncredited work on Pinterest.  I’ve located the artist/source myself from there, and I try to update my pins, but it’s not really conducive to that.  Also there are a lot of people out there who think Pinterest is a viable source to link to and I’m like wut?  No.  Having a link to Pinterest doesn’t remotely credit the artist, what are you doing? And I know this because I looked up the source for the pic I used this week on The Broken Rose and there are like 10 links to Pinterest.  I believe that image is a wallpaper, and I wasn’t able to find a source, but I try to remember to look.

Anyway, I just keep plugging away.  No clue when I’ll be done.  I usually don’t think about it lol.

In Progress

  • Game Reviews: Final Fantasy VI – I’m almost ready to summarize the end of the game!  Then to the story analysis lol.

My computer issues seem to have resolved after re-installation.  I’ve been good about shutting the PC down at the end of the evening, too, which helps (?)  I’ve noticed it’s “fixed” the C drive a few times though when I turn it back on.  I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it seems to be running a lot better.  I’m not having problems anymore, but of course I will take any tech savvy advice any of you fine people might have.

I’m feeling the itch to edit my short story right now, as well as work on world building notes for my next WIP.  There’s a lot of foundational stuff I need to figure out for the latter.  I’ve also been thinking about my first novel a lot; probably because I’ve been discussing it with another writer friend (whom you should all check out and read).  I need to figure out how to incorporate this desire into my to-do list.

I’ve been trying to better organize what I need to research for my essays.  Like I have my master list on Excel and OneNote, but I want to go to each essay page in my notes and put what I specifically need to read/research on that particular one.  That way I can know what I specifically need to read before working on something.  I’m hoping this will help me feel less unmoored and overwhelmed by what I have to do.  Breaking it up into “this is what I need to research in order to work on this particular essay” should be helpful.

Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo, and, if so, what genre are you planning to write in?

<–The State of the Writer: 7/12/20         The State of the Writer: 8/9/20–>

4 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 7/26/20

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 7/12/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. Yay! Glad your computer situation has gotten so much better! 😀
    Definitely planning on participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve been in such a weird writing funk lately so I need to figure something out to start being more productive again.

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  3. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 8/9/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

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