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    Halisme's Writing Journal

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by halisme, Jun 23, 2016.

    Okay, I had one of these a while okay, took a break from writing due to exams, but now I'm back, with more planning than ever!

    Plot: After the murder of a prominent benefactor, a member of The House of Nerrin is sent to ensure that the money keeps on flowing. This young man by the name of Corrin must investigate the man's murder, navigate a a dangerous political situation between the benefactor's daughter and her father's friend, evade a zealous religious moment that has been spawned during a plague and discover a conspiracy with ignoble intent.

    Chapters:
    Prologue (Done and Edited)

    Act 1

    Day 0
    Chapter 1 - Arrival (Done and Edited)
    Day 1
    Chapter 2 - The Duke and The Pyric (Done and Edited, currently on Workshop)
    Chapter 3 - A House of Artists (Done and edited, not going to workshop. Instead seeking a beta reader.)
    Chapter 3.5 - The Lady at the top of The Tower
    Chapter 4 - Rest
    Day 2
    Chapter 5 - The Ledger
    Chapter 6 - The Woman with the Flaying Knife
    Chapter 7 - Examining Marble
    Chapter 8 - The Eel in the Whorehouse
    Chapter 9 - Guards
    Chapter 10 - Proving a Point
    Day 3
    Chapter 11 -Amidst the Ruins
    Chapter 12 - The Woman with the Carving Knife

    Act 2

    Day 4
    Chapter 13 - Brinespawn
    Day 5
    Chapter 14 - Reimsday
    Chapter 15 - Below
    Chapter 16 - The Men in the Street
    Day 6
    Chapter 17 - The Sword in The Stone
    Chapter 18 - The Brush and The Blade
    Day 7
    Chapter 19 - House by House
    Chapter 20 - The City Burns

    Act 3

    Day 8
    Chapter 21 - Taken in the Night
    Chapter 22 - Interrogation
    Chapter 23 - Improbable
    Day 9
    Chapter 24 - Belasarius
    Chapter 25 - The Road

    Epilogue
     
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    With my exams done I get more writing done. Nothing like waiting for results to motivate me.
     
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    Those chapter titles intrigue me. Especially chapter 9.
     
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    Yes, I thought it was a fun thing. No sex in the novel though, he's just meeting with a group of mercenaries who have set up shop, and the protagonist is associated with sea creatures so it fit.
     
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    Managed to find a great beta. Really helping me cut out the needed parts of work.
     
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    Took far too long a break working on lore. Working out a system for an electoral monarchy is awkward as hell.
     
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    And now I realised why I took a break. Working out an opening for the chapters is the part I find the hardest.
     
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    Thinking I need to add a chapter before the first to establish my MC's motivation and character a little more clearly. Three chapters in and I'm struggling to characterise him. If anyone is free to read what I have as a whole and confirm/deny my thoughts, I'd be very happy.
     
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    Set myself a goal of writing five hundred words a day at least. Assuming each chapter is two thousand words on average, each would take my four days. That's 108 days, after which it can edited.
     
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    Chapter 3 had been expanded into two chapters due to lenght. I get the feeling having it as two 2500+ word pieces instead of 1 5000+ will be easier read.
     
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    Starting work on a new project. Will probably create a thread in world buildings as I'm having some issues with it. Also wondering what I could put in this considering how a few a people read it.
     
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    The hobbit films are not good.
     
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    Okay @I.A. By the Barn , can we make a deal that you don't tell anyone about this, and the stuff I say slowly gets more outlandish? Then we see who else is reading?
     
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    Chapter 3.5 has been completed roughly, and chapter 4 is being renamed, as are many others as I've realised things with my plot need fixing to match my world.
     
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    Jayden Smith's twitter revealed the greatest philosopher of our time. And I'm currently looking for a beta to help me work through things.
     
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    Since i've been stalking this journal anyways, I wouldn`t mind tossing my hat into the ring as a possible beta if you need someone to look things over.
     
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    Okay, so that's two people who check this.
     

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