Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Oscar Leigh, Oct 21, 2018.
5786, also did some editing of earlier stuff.
Well I got there eventually. Not finished chapter two yet, but at least I'm getting there.
I am finding it is often good to go back to earlier scenes some days later and add more details towards character, relationships and imagery. I do want this to be a character-driven and intimate study of the history, not just a quick dry one. And it's easy to under-write given dialogue is not terribly easy to come up with.
6121 and counting!
6167 words in total.
3659 words in Chapter 1.
2506 words in Chapter two so far.
6401 at the moment.
I decided to add a cast list at the start after being advised to do so and after considering the precedent of Wolf Hall and A Song of Ice and Fire, both similar series with the feature.
7431 words, including the cast list. Sooo close to finishing chapter two but the last scene is longer than I thought it would be two weeks ago and I've honestly spent some time on the cast list as a time-consumer. Getting on to that ASAP.
7695 including the cast list.
What do you mean by cast list?
A list of most of the characters in the story that appears before the main text, introducing you to them and serving as a resource to go back to if you are confused. Wolf Hall has one in the same place, and the Song of Ice and Fire books have an elaborate one at the back. Like, I mean elaborate. The one for A Feast for Crows is over 50 pages long and that isn't even the longest book. My one's just four pages or so.
8263. Also added most of a glossary of a few of the more antiquated words and phrases and how they work. I'm not adding that to the word count because it's an epilogue after-text feature but it'll be there in the box as a guide if any of it isn't clear enough through context(also I wanted to go just a little nerdy on how some of the words work).
Btw the cast list(which is probably finalised now) is seven pages. The glossary is currently two pages. Word count not including glossary is 8297.
A particular note, but I included a reference to Jonah and the whale in the introduction scene, as mood-appropriate imagery and hinting at Robert's religious education. He actually used bible quotes and references a lot, even by the standards of the time, in parliament speeches.
8786 words. 7712 words not including the cast list. On to chapter three now, finally, but at least I did some work on earlier stuff, not just slow with chapter two for no reason.
7807 words not including the cast list. 8881 including.
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