1. We are experiencing some technical issues currently. If you post and nothing appears to happen please refresh your browser rather than hitting post again. Otherwise you will post twice, which is creating a lot of duplicates for the team to clear up. Please bear with us, these things will be sorted as soon as possible.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108

    ITBA01's Progress Journal

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by ITBA01, Jun 14, 2018.

    I hear this is supposed to help, so let's see if this works.

    I'm a new, aspiring writer, who has been working on my first book, which I want to be a series. I got serious about writing a bit over a year ago, but the idea I'm working on has been floating around in my head for at least another year. I've struggled with a lot of parts, and admittedly slacked off a bit some days, but I'm determined to write this book. Let's get started.

    My Current Project

    Apollyon


    My Goal

    Work on an end goal for the entire series. I have a lot of ideas for books figured out, but I still have yet to figure out how everything ends. My current goal is the end of June.

    Write down character profiles for each of the main characters.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  2. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/14/18

    Brainstormed a lot of ideas, and came up with some good ones. I think I'm on the right track, but I need to keep at it.

    New Goals

    Develop the details of two factions.

    Figure out the rules of magic. (May work on this later, or on the side.)
     
  3. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/14/18

    Ran into some roadblocks with magic, but I think I'm on the right track. Going to call it a night, as it's probably not the best idea to work on something that complicated so late.
     
  4. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/16/18

    Went to work today, so I didn't write much. I did come up with some interesting ideas while at work, which I might use. This will change a bit about the story though, so we'll see where that goes.
     
  5. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/18/18

    I think I'm starting to get a better idea for an end goal, though I'll have to work on it further. Also came up with other ideas, which I'm going to add to the series.
     
  6. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/19/18

    Have a good idea for my series end goal now, and I hope that it all works out how I want it to. I also got into developing behaviors of different species, which I think is a good next step. Setting that for a new goal.
     
  7. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/21/18

    Ran into some trouble today. Some things may have to be changed.
     
  8. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/22/18

    Fixed some things in regards to setting.
     
  9. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 6/23/18

    I've decided to write a short story, based around the first few chapters of the the first book I'm working on. I'm hoping this will help me practice writing.
     
  10. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Current progress - 7/17/18

    I haven't posted in awhile, mostly because I had to rethink a lot of things. After much consideration, I've decided to start with my first draft, and see where it takes me. I've written five chapters so far, and I'm currently working on the sixth.
     
  11. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Been forever since I've updated this, but I've redone a lot of stuff.

    1/11/19

    I started my new first draft in late November of last year, and I've recently completed chapter twenty-five. I'm nearly at the end.
     
    Foxxx likes this.
  12. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/15/19

    After getting some time for writing after my real world job, I've completed chapter twenty-six.
     
  13. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/16/19

    I've completed Chapter 27 of my first draft. The next chapter marks the beginning of the end for my first book. The way things are going now, it could end up being over forty chapters.
     
  14. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/17/19

    I've Completed Chapter 28, "Day One", of my first draft.
     
  15. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/18/19

    I've completed Chapter 29, "Treasure", of my first draft.
     
  16. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/21/19

    I've completed Chapter 30, "Day Two", of my first draft.
     
  17. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/22/19

    I've completed Chapter 31, "Rivers and Men", of my first draft. After the next chapter, the climax begins.
     
  18. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/23/19

    I've completed Chapter 32, "Brother's Keeper", of my first draft. This wraps up a subplot that had been going on throughout most of the draft, and the climax begins in the next chapter.
     
  19. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/24/19

    I've completed Chapter 33, "Day Three", of my first draft. The climax has officially begun, and the book should wrap up in less than ten chapters.
     
  20. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/28/19

    I've completed Chapter 34, "Regret", of my first draft. This is a chapter that I've had in mind for around a year at this point (even before I started the first draft), in varying different forms. Seeing how it has changed in most areas and remained similar in a few was interesting for me.
     
  21. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/29/19

    I've completed Chapter 35, "Erebus", of my first draft. It didn't turn out how I wanted to, but it should be good enough for now. I hope I can do better on the next draft.
     
  22. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/30/19

    I've completed both Chapter 36, "Descent", and Chapter 37, "God", of my first draft. Only three more chapters remain.
     
  23. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    1/31/19

    I've completed both Chapter 38, "War", and Chapter 39, "No Return", of my first draft. The final chapter will be finished tomorrow. Honestly, I'm thrilled that I'll have completed a first draft. I know that there's still a long ways to go, but I view this as a major accomplishment.
     
  24. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    2/1/19

    At long last, I've completed Chapter 40, "Title Pending", of my first draft. This is a big accomplishment for me, and I honestly feel quite excited. I can't wait to revise my work in future drafts, but there's definitely some work that needs to be done before then. First and foremost, I need to organize my characters and plot lines.
     
  25. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    2/21/19

    After taking a two week break, in order to get a more objective view, I've gone over my first draft, twice. I've found a lot of things that need changing, and they will be altered during my second draft. A subplot that I had in the first draft is going to be changed around a lot. Many of the scenes I wrote will still be in it, but the setting and context will be vastly different.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice