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    Progress Jurnal: Evergreen

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Spirit of seasons, Jun 13, 2018.

    This is the main project I've been working on since my first attempt at a novel fell apart like the house of cards that it was.

    Full length Fantasy Novel: Evergreen

    Plot summery:

    Rose grew up along side Lyla in the humble village of homestead. Haunted by her mothers disappearance she burns to learn the truth. Crow, her father won't say anything, and avoids the topic, so she puts matters into her own hands with the help of her close friend Lyla. Their actions have more consequence than either realize as their world is torn asunder, bringing to light darker secrets, one about her mother, and another that might spell the end for all.

    Current work goals: 1000-1500 word per day. ( I have work on week days so T_T)

    Evergreen part 2 (Silver Moon) is now in progress.
     
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    This is now the chapter summery post.

    I want to be able to keep track of everything that happens, all scenes that do have filler characters have them. Spoilers ahead!

    Chapter 1: "The Hunt"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Lyla, Crow, Tull.
    Scenes: 9
    Word Count: 5326

    Chapter 2: "Broken Hearts"
    Cast: Rosanna (pov), Lilly, Crow, Spirit
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 740

    Chapter 3: "Decision"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Lyla
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 463

    Chapter 4: "Markings"
    Cast: Freya (pov), J, Orin, Ursa
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 1000

    Chapter 5: "Blooming flower"
    Cast: Lyla (pov), Rose (pov2)
    Scenes: 2
    Word count: 1348

    Chapter 6: "Betrayal"
    Cast: Ursa (pov), J, Orin
    Scenes: 1
    Words: 380

    Chapter 7: "Homestead"
    Cast: Tull (pov), Crow, J, Tull's parents, Rose (pov2), Lyla
    Scenes: 3
    Word count: 1904

    Chapter 8: "Crystal lake"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Lyla, Tull, Crow (pov2), Elric, Orin
    Scenes: 7
    Word count: 4286

    Chapter 9: "Grotto, Rematch, Steeled will"
    Cast: Rosanna (pov), Lilly, Spirit, Freya (pov2), Ursa, Tull (p0v3)
    Scenes: 4
    Word count: 1536

    Chapter 10: "Disgrace"
    Cast: J
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 741

    Chapter 11: "Wolf Hall"
    Cast Rose (pov), Lyla, Elric, Sen
    Scenes: 2
    Word count: 1202

    Chapter 12: "Reconciliation"
    Cast: Rosanna (pov), Tull, Freya (pov2), Ursa, Mildir
    Scenes: 3
    Word count: 2002

    Chapter 13: "Grotto part 2, The Lock, Glacier chasm, The Lock part 2"
    Cast: Ursa (pov 1 & 4), J, Orin, Lilly (pov2), Bour, Rose (pov3), Lyla, Elric, Sen, Mildir (pov5), Jormond
    Scenes: 6
    Word count: 3249

    Chapter 14: "Discovery"
    Cast: Camellia (pov), Jormond (pov2)
    Scenes: 2
    Word count: 1278

    Chapter 15: "Pieces of the puzzle"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Lyla, Freya, Tull, Rosanna, Stef, Sen, Bour (pov2), Ursa, J, Camellia (pov3)
    Scenes: 7
    Word count: 4592

    Chapter 16: "The map"
    Cast: Jormond (pov 1 & 3), Rose (pov2), Lyla, Camellia, Freya, Rosanna, Mhadi (pov4)
    Scenes: 9
    Word count: 2917

    Chapter 17: "Knots"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Rosanna, Lyla, Elric, Sen, Bour, Lilly, Jormond, Bour, J, Spirit
    Scenes: 10
    Word count: 5690

    Chapter 18: "Barrows"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Jormond, Mildir, Ursa, Freya
    Scenes: 5
    Word count: 3365

    Chapter 19: "Bear hall"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Ursa, Freya, Orin, Stef
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 1035

    Chapter 20: "Decent"
    Cast: Rose (pov 1 & 3), Lyla (pov2), Ursa, Orin, Freya, Rosanna, Lilly, Spirit, Bour
    Scenes: 3
    Word count: 3070

    Evergreen part 2: "Soul Society"

    Chapter 1: "Torment"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Rosanna, Lilly, Crow, J, Bour, Spirit
    Scenes: 2
    Word count: 1451

    Chapter 2: "Watching"
    Cast: Rose, Spirit, Rosanna
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 1857

    Chapter 3: "Bleeding heart"
    Cast: Rose (pov), Spirit, Lyla, Autum, Warden
    Scenes: 1
    Word count: 1515
     
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    Dramatis Personae:

    Homestead:

    Rose (our protagonist)
    Rosanna
    Crow
    Lyla (Rose's childhood friend, they are very close)
    Lilly (Lyla's mother)
    Tull (friend of Rose and Lyla)

    Hall of the wolf:

    Elric (very old, but strong, shaman, knows creature magic)
    Sen (Elric's partner, she runs the hall)
    J (disgraced hall member)
    Stef (Head of the mining operation, close friends with Frya)

    Hall of the bear:

    Ursa (J's ex, runs the hall)
    Bour (hates ppl, shaman, hermit, knows lighting, and potion magic)
    Freya (Ursa and J’s daughter, has to earn her markings)

    Hall of the Elk:

    Mildir. (Head of Elk hall and leader of all the halls, is older than Elric)
    Orin (Is friends with J and conspired to raid homestead)

    Summerset:

    Camellia (girl who wants to draw maps, she works for her father at the fishing docks, wears glasses)
    Aster (Camellia's friend from school)

    Other:

    Mhadi (Lighthouse keeper for Far Haven, a town across the bay of gulls)
    Jormond (main antagonist, a huge wingless dragon, hates the young races for killing his kind, can summon storms and breathe ash)
    Spirit (demigod that inhabits the valley, has no form other than a shadow, can turn into a huge raven)
    Amon (Jormond’s father, prideful, but fond of the humans living among his kind. Has scales made of silver metal)
    Elder (Malbeth) (Given the title of elder for being the oldest living dragon, black scales, breaths black smoke, plots to start a war between dragons and humans)
    Autum (Spirits sister, the embodiment of the seasons, is trapped inside Spirit.
     
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    I did less than I wanted to do today, but I had a really long day. I'll need to switch around a few chapters. Current word count: 16,857.
     
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    Made tons of progress today! Added a few new characters as needed, and made a thrilling scene about a village being destroyed by the antagonist. I wrote 2,938 words. Also double checked some chapter orders. Current word count: 19,795.
     
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    Today was less than optimal. Not feeling that great. Only 675 words. :( Total: 20,471. Added another plot thing for Rose n co to do.
     
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    Made more headway today, 1,294 words, 21,765 total. I'm excited to be able to use Lilly more, and expand on her relationship with Rose. (Rose's mom) Finished chapter 31 and started 32.
     
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    Today went well for writing. I got some great ideas that featured Jormond and Rose in the same scene, and a cool magic battle between Elric and Bour. I typed 1,348 words for a total of 23,113!
     
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    Today was kinda so-so, I finished chapter 32. 1,034 words today. I did some minor editing and rereading, everything seems good so far. 24,147
     
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    Ive haven’t stopped by any means, I did lots of editing for fun, my opening is much better, and I did about 3000 words this weekend. Total word count: 27,250. It feels like I’m just writing a the book from roses POV. I’ll try to flesh out the Worldbuilding and backstorys after I finish the main storyline.
     
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    Pfft, don't cut the smex. Just make it increasingly delicious with each rewrite!
     
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    I mean there are multiple smex scenes so I don’t want to ruin the pacing, also they should feel natural and unforced. I’m writing a fantasy novel not a romance but I feel Rose and Lylas relationship is an important part of the story. If you have much smex it might lose its emotional value, it should be heart pumping each time. To much of a good thing.
     
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    Did a decent amount today about 1400 words, for a total of 30,802. Finally got past the 30k wall. Rose is in some deep trouble. :eek: :bigeek: :dead:
     
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    Really didn’t write anything today, to focused on personal stuff. Blah.
     
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    Awwh. Hope everything's alright!
     
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    Thanks for the concern.

    Some times I just have to take a break and step back. Plus weekly chores n such.
     
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    Did about 700 words today. The struggle is real. At least it wasn’t hard to write once I started, but I’ve been kinda dodging the work a bit. Should be able to get back into the spin of it tomorrow.
     
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    Made good progress at around 977 words, fleshed (pun intended) out more parts of the chapter I was working on. Hopefully I can start a new chapter, I have a neat Idea for a flashback I want to try. Total word count: 32,708.
     
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    Did 708 words today, writing went well even though I had only an hour of free time. Super emotional scenes. 33,488
     
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    Finished just over 1k words today. Word count: 35,519
     
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    Whooo finally hit the 40k mark. took all week but worth it, I got burned out for a couple days thought, but my writing is back on track. 40,189
     
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    It was struggle but I pumped out 1170 words today. 42,186 The final stretch is near. I'm exited. So much stuff is going to hit the fan.
     
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    I just want to say I’m floored by how much I’ve been able to hold on and grow this project, just months ago 10k words felt like a mountain, now I’m nearly done my first draft! :eek: Also almost done my writing quota for today, trying to take it easy. I’m looking forward to a major battle, a slight twist, and a Deus Ex Machina moment. :read2: 43,153
     
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    Cranked out to the end of chapter 43. Rose is hurt badly, and it seems like nothing is working out the way it's supposed to. It ended with a cliffhanger. I hope it won't be to obvious who the attacker is. Chapter 44 is more about Jormond and Elric, and a rather epic battle that threatens to end Rose's word. 44,081 words, wow so many, much word, speach, doge.
     
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    Did lots of work today, almost 2k words, 45,927 Getting really tired so I'm going to bed early. 4k words left to go I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
     

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