Here's the progress journal for my first stab at a novel. For nearly the past two weeks, I've been so wrapped up writing it that I procrastinated creating this thread. Set in one of the only surviving cities in a post-apocalyptic secondary world, The Silver Shrike is essentially a superhero story mixed with Renaissance-inspired fantasy. It will involve two rotating POV characters (my first experience with shifting POVs in one work), with very short interludes involving letters, newspaper clippings, and excerpts between each chapter. I'm aiming to avert or toy with common superhero fiction pitfalls, clichés, and tropes, such as origins involving the death of a loved one, villains who are evil for the sake of being evil, no-kill codes, and the whole "Dating Catwoman" trope. Fingers crossed this all works out.