Project Journal: The Silver Shrike

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    Nothing so far on that query.

    The way Augur's plot figures into the story still bothers me. I spent today exploring solutions, from overhauling almost the entire book to just pressing ahead with what I've got to reworking her plot yet again.

    I don't know what to do, so I think I'll be taking this week to try and untangle that mess. Personally, I'm leaning toward another rework.
     
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    Got about halfway through the rework of Augur's subplot today.
     
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    Finished off the rework of Augur's subplot. Tomorrow, I'll tie everything together in a fresh climax.
     
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    The new climax and resolution have been outlined. Everything's set for me to resume writing next week.
     
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    I resumed actual writing on the sequel today. I got 837 words in, about halfway through the first scene of Chapter 4. Not quite as much as I wanted, but not bad considering how hard making prose flow has been lately.
     
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    Wrapped up Ch. 4, Scene 1 today. 625 words.
     
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    Started on Ch. 4, Scene 2 today. About 640 words today.
     
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    Wrapped up Scene 2 today, and thus Chapter 4. 615 words today.
     
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    Wrote the next interlude today, then edited Chapter 4. About 200 words.

    I think I plan on tackling an average of one chapter a week, at least until the prose starts flowing faster, so I'm saving Chapter 5 for Monday.
     
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    I started Chapter 5 today. Made it about 200 words in before everything ground to a halt. As pleasant as that little passage is, I think I'll need to scrap it and come at this scene from a new angle tomorrow.
     
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    My new angle worked out; 1201 words, and I completed the first scene of Chapter 5.
     
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    Got about halfway through the second scene of Chapter 5 today, though I didn't check the exact final word count. Probably somewhere around 900 words.
     
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    Finished Chapter 5 and the interlude after it. 1241 words.

    I feel like things are gonna pick up a lot more next week, now that the character and setting introduction is finished.
     
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    Starting Chapter 6 proved to be a real slog. Still, I managed 325 words, so I'm somewhere around halfway through this first scene.
     
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    Scrapped everything from yesterday and started from the top. I finished off Ch. 6, Scene 1 with 688 words.
     
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    Got about 700 words into Scene 2, but I'm not sure if they're worth keeping.
     
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    After some deliberation, I'm scrapping the last two scenes and coming at them again from a more engaging angle. Writing the first one proved to be a struggle--I only got in 445 words today--but I think tomorrow will be smoother.
     
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    Finally finished off Chapter 6, Scene 1 in a way I'm proud of. 1113 words today.
     
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    Started on the rewrite of Ch. 6, Scene 2. I didn't spend much time writing today, since it's a holiday and things weren't flowing anyway, but I did manage 290 words.
     
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    Lightning forced me to stop early, but I still added 670 words today. Hopefully I can finish Scene 2 tomorrow, then tackle the rest of the chapter next week.
     
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    Wrapped up the Scene 2 rewrite today. 481 words.

    I had planned to include more setting/world building details in this scene, but the way things turned out I think they'll fit better in a future chapter.
     
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    Started on Chapter 6, Scene 3 today. 690 words. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow.
     
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    This scene is proving a little longer than I expected. 630 words today. I'm in shape to finish it off tomorrow, then finally tackle the last scene of the chapter (which kicks off one of the two big plot threads) next week.
     
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    Finally finished Chapter 6, Scene 3. 408 words today.
     
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    Only made it a couple hundred words into Scene 4 before I decided the scene really needs to start in a different place. Back to the drawing board.
     

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