The State of the Writer: 4/16/17

<–The State of the Writer: 4/9/17          The State of the Writer: 4/23/17–>

A weekly post updated every Sunday 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.

Project: Story
The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 268,990
Prior Word Count: 269,263
Word Difference: -273
Status: Editing
Progress: 2nd edit of Chapter 9

I almost picked this picture for the cover, but I didn’t want to use another beach photograph since I did that for Chapter 6.  I did settle on a picture though, which will be revealed when I post the next chapter.  I would’ve loved to have found a picture of Sephiroth shielding Aeris from the rain under his wing, and hilariously, I found a picture like that a few days later, but it doesn’t quite meet my (impossible) requirements.

Sephi and Aerith in the Rain by oOIngrid-ArtworkOo

The two names for them I detest the most.

There’s not a damn thing wrong with this picture, but it doesn’t quite fit the mood of the chapter (which you’ll hopefully see when you read it).  Regardless, I found a picture that while not exactly what I was looking for still suffices, as inspired by this week’s quote.

Quote: They were before an arch that led into the square.  On a nearby rooftop a child blew bubbles towards the unseen stars.  Lanterns swung light in the uplifted breeze scattering shadows so they couldn’t lurk.

Project: Game Review
Title: World of Final Fantasy
Status: Drafting
Current Word Count: 2499
Prior Word Count: 1374
Word Difference: +1125


I started the Story section yesterday, but then I remembered I completely forgot to add battle mechanics to the Gameplay section *smacks forehead*  I talked about Mirages and stacking, but apparently was remiss on mentioning how that all comes together.  It’s not that complicated, but I should at least write a passing paragraph about it.

I was wrong last week about the Story section not being that elaborate.  It’s not going to be as long as say IV’s story section, but World has a pretty involved plot just like every other Final Fantasy.  I’m actually kind of happy it won’t take me too long to explain it, because I can spend more time in examination and comparison.

Project: Book Review
Title: The Illustrated A Brief History of Time
Author: Stephen Hawking
Status: Planning

I started the preliminaries for this probably before I even made the post last week.  I should be able to write the review proper in the next few days, since I finished the one for Blue Lily, Lily Blue  yesterday.

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?

<–The State of the Writer: 4/9/17          The State of the Writer: 4/23/17–>




12 thoughts on “The State of the Writer: 4/16/17

      1. In all fairness a cover is a VERY good thing to be picky over. 😉 I think more people judge a book by its cover than they are willing to admit they do, so good call on being selective. 😀

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      2. I totally do. The cover has gotten me to pick up more books than I can count. Granted, the blurb has to keep my interest, but the cover and title, too are important! I’m more forgiving if the title is interesting but the cover is bleh.

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    1. Right? It’s so inelegant. I’m okay with Seph as a truncation, but Sephi/Sephy denotes a diminutive, and it’s just insulting. Like my brother’s name is Daniel, and he HATES when people call him Danny, and I have a friend named Rob who can’t stand the nickname Bobby.

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