The State of the Writer: 11/27/22

<–The State of the Writer: 11/13/22         The State of the Writer: 12/11/22–>

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

Finished Projects: 0

Project: Story/Series
Working Title:
The High Archon (The Truth Seeker Chronicles)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Original
Length: Novel
Current Word Count: 11,282
Status: Reorganizing & Worldbuilding
Working on surname details

Image is just one of the many I have for character ideas.  I love Pinterest as someone who uses artwork for inspiration, but I hate it for the sake of visual artists.  It’s almost entirely made up of stolen art and even if you do find the source, you can’t leave links in the comments.  I have seen more people being called out for it though.  With all visual artists are going through now with this AI generated art bullshit, I don’t blame them for mass exodus from sites like DeviantArt, which forces you to opt out of having your work used for such, and you don’t even know if that makes any difference.

Anyway, the lady above is either an Eve, sort of the equivalent of the fae but not quite(?).  They mostly live in a forest that’s the border between two worlds/dimensions.  Or she’s from Ave-Bray (AH-vuh BRAY), a kingdom full of queens (take that however you’d like lol).

I’m still working on the surname thing, but I’ve moved on to how they’d work across groups or clades, as I’m calling them now.  The TSN who loves problem solving is in love with this, but the TSN that really wants to move on and eventually get back to writing is chomping at the bit.  I do know that each day brings me closer to that, which is what I tell myself.

Project: Research & Essay Organization
Status: Organizing Reference Material
Progress: Focus on picking one essay to concentrate on

I picked the essay I’m going to focus on.  It has a working title about Venusian symbolism, which may or may not change (I like the way “Venusian symbolism” sounds though lol), but to get more detailed it’s focus is how sky phenomena reflect or predict things happening on earth in certain stories.  The “as above, so below” idea found in alchemy.  So there’s a lot I have to work with even in this “one” essay.  it’s actually helping me focus because now I’m thinking about what general resources I want to use, which will help in other projects, too.  I still have a lot more research to do, but at least my focus is more directed.

In Progress

  • Book Reviews: Blister by Jeff Strand – I’ve only done the preliminary set up for this.  I haven’t even organized my notes so hopefully I’ll have at least done that by next week.
  • Game Reviews: Bear With Me: The Lost Robots – I’ve done some note organization for this one; looked up the history on Wikipedia; and did a little bit of research on the game dev (as in a found their website lol).  This one should be easier than the book review so if I’m lucky it’ll be posted before next update.

I promised some exciting news last time, and since I haven’t posted it on any other State posts I’ll do it here.  We bought a house!  Settlement date is 12/16/22 so in about half a month.  I’m not excited, per se, because I don’t really roll like that, plus there’s a lot that needs done, and I’ve really been struggling to, well, wake up at a decent time on the weekends to do anything.  I’ve been trying to clean out my closet (as Eminem would want) for the past month.  I only got some of the crap in front of it cleared away.  I still need to organize the hanging clothes, separate what still fits from what doesn’t, and figure out what I still want to keep from the latter group.  Then there’s the closet floor and after that  have another doom pile of clothes in the other corner in addition to the my dresser and all the shit on that lol.  Though now that we have boxes I could do a combination clean and pack.  I’m going to try to do some stuff during the week after work.  The good thing is even though we’re settling mid-December, we’re not planning to move out completely until the end of January, so we’ll have a month and a half.  Our first mortgage payment will be February 1 and I’m not paying both mortgage and rent lol.  So yeah, that’s my big news.  I’m sure I’ll have more to say/complain about, so if you don’t see some updates or late ones you’ll know why :p

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6 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 11/27/22

  1. Pingback: The State of the Writer: 11/13/22 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. That’s awesome! Congratulations! Moving is a pain but getting to decorate your new place is fun. (At least to me.) We did the same thing so we had extra time to get our stuff out of the old place. We also painted the new place before we moved in which I highly recommend. Painting is so much easier when your stuff isn’t already in the way. 🙂

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