A weekly post updated every Saturday discussing my current writing projects and where I stand with them. This will include any and all work(s) in progress (WIP) be they creative writing, essays/analyses, or reviews of any type.
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 273, 963
Prior Word Count: 273,942
Word Difference: +19
Progress: 1st edit of Chapter 3
So I’m super fucking pissed off right now. I’d just completed this post and was in the process of proofreading it when Mozilla crashed and I lost all of my work. I’m in the process of importing pictures from my iPhone so computer resources are low. I have no one to blame but myself I suppose. So now I need to write everything again because I can’t restore it, and that’s over an hours worth of work down the drain. I’m probably not going to write out everything I had before, because I’m tired, I have a lot more to do tonight, and there’s nothing I hate worse than wasting my fucking time. This is why you should make sure you save your drafts.
I haven’t started really editing Chapter 3 yet. I just updated some writing per my notes. The tiara picture is not the cover for the chapter, but since at the end of it Sephiroth orders Aeris all manner of clothing and jewelry (since she has nothing), I thought such would be appropriate. It also demonstrates how the former general is going to treat her.
Quote: “The light dance had ended once Aeris was done and the stars held the sky in their sway. Sephiroth picked her carefully up, his step as smooth as silver hair. He cradled the Cetra in one arm, peering about til his eyes did alight. The slim black laptop occupied his other hand as he carried her back upstairs. Muted waves welcomed her back to the dim that was lifted by a soft light. The canopied bed boasted rumpled clothes from her previous fitful sleep, but the warmth of the room brought a sigh to her lips. I’m safe here, was the strangest thought.”
Title: The Threads of Sorrow
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Retold Fairy Tale
Type: Original Short Story
Current Word Count: 7344
I’ve discussed this story before. It was formerly published in the online magazine Separate Worlds, but since that’s defunct I can’t even remotely claim to be a published writer, not that I ever really did before. Editing should hopefully not take that long since it was published and I can’t recall any major issues. Threads is a retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, but the evil queen is the heroine’s birth mother, which makes it more harrowing. The “princess” is a priestess and the “huntsman” is a dark angel sent to kill this innocent maid (I have a fondness for that paradigm). The characters are from my paranormal romance The Serpent’s Tale. I often put them into different situations and circumstance as in my head they are so intertwined that they’ve numerous shared lives. TST was inspired and influenced by an FFVII Aeriseph fanfiction I wrote circa 2000 entitled Forgiveness and Redemption, which I intend to reedit and repost at some point, too. This year is an attempted revival for me though I severely doubt I’ll get to the edit of The Serpent’s Tale itself.
Project: Book Reviews
Status: Active Progress
I scheduled the review of The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) for this upcoming Monday, and I did the preliminary set up for The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library) for some time this week. I’m going to cut down on the amount of book reviews I do per week as I’m overwhelming myself with everything I’m trying to do/catch up on. I’m planning on one Unfinished review for The Girl With All the Gifts. Since the Mistborn book is planned, I feel comfortable attempting the other two throughout the week.
What are you currently working on? Is it a creative writing project, essay, review, or something else? Have you just started something new or are you wrapping up a long term project?