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: 278,983
Prior Word Count: 279,446
Word Difference: -463
Progress: Prepping WP page and intro; final read through
This isn’t a picture I really thought of for the current chapter; it’s just a good example of how protective he is of her and one of my favorite of them together.
So where am I in the story? I finished the second edit of Chapter 6 last night (or rather this morning) around 4. I’d concluded I’d need to do a third edit of it, but I decided to include that in my read through of the first six chapters, which shouldn’t take too long. I’m so sure of this that I may very well start posting the story before the end of the weekend.
I created a page for it on her and started the arduous task of cataloguing all the caveats and the massive amounts of warnings. To put it bluntly The Broken Rose has all of them. If I’m exaggerating, it’s only by a little.
I’m going to leave it here so that I can continue with all of the many things I still need to do this Saturday (I spent about three hours playing World of Final Fantasy, so neglecting my adult duties…I’ll talk about that more maybe on Tuesday, if I’m not too drunk and/or sad Re: The US Election). I want to finish up my preliminary work so I can post the chapters I’ve been promising for so long.
Quote: Framed in the light of the great chandelier Sephiroth shone even brighter. His boots were higher and silver chased to match the clasps of his coat. A wide belt hovered below his chest bearing an opened cross. Above that intersecting straps that seemed black for the pale of his skin. Mayoral propriety no longer held sway, and each muscle was perfectly cut. The high leather collar spilled over to couch its edge along steel pauldrons, while that muted knock was explained by leather gloves shiny and black. Silver bracers ringed his wrists, and she shook to see him so bound. Chains were for slaves, never for masters, but his strength seemed not sapped by the bonds.
He’d taken his forelocks and pulled them back in encircling braid at the crown. Then his deft fingers had woven together the expanse of moonlight silk. Like silver water down his back ‘til bound with black tie at his knees. Without the fringe to block such glory, his angel’s face made her knees quake.
Title: Final Fantasy Friday: Final Fantasy IV Review
Subject: Review and analysis of Final Fantasy IV
Current Word Count: 7781
Prior Word Count: 4048
Word Difference: +3733
Status: In progress
Progress: Drafting Story section
Like Cecil removing his helmet, the story’s slowly being revealed. I’m nearly at the part where they go to the moon. I’m doing a summary of sorts, but I’ve no idea how much I’m going to keep. I thought I was going to do the analysis interspersed with said summary, but I’ve moved a lot of that do a Story Analysis section. I like to talk about things in order, but some of the deep analytical points require the whole story to be told. Again, all of this might be rearranged when I go back and edit,
After the Story and Story Analysis, I still need to do the Music section followed by Ratings, a system I believe I explain in the first Final Fantasy’s review, but I’ll more than likely reiterate since I’ve added a few more parameters and updated it to be more efficient.
I’ll be plugging away at the story section once I post this. It won’t be finished tonight or tomorrow, but I’m making progress!
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?