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Meredith
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quote:
Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. Anyone can join. If you're new, tell us a bit about who you are and what project you are working on. Feel free to update the NSG Work in Progress thread with your current projects. Although we can report on any number of things, here is a list of suggestions (suggestions welcomed).


What were your goals last week and did you accomplish them?
Describe what you worked on.
Set goals for next week.
Did you learn something during this week?

Here is a list of things that you can do each week as we work on our novels (suggestions welcomed).


Writing on a novel
Characterization
World Building
Relevant research

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As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Nothing this week unless the revisions to the audio book come back.
Still waiting for audio revisions. [Frown]

Refresh existing catalog: Go back through my back list and add the link to BECOME: BROTHERS
Not yet. [Frown]

BECOME: BROTHERS: Promote on social media.
I am officially a slacker. [Frown]

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING: Either get back to work on this one or choose something else to work on while my enthusiasm for this story rebuilds.
No. [Frown]

MAGE STORM: Probably nothing this week.
Good call. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.
Yes. [Smile]

Research the best way to return to wide distribution when I can pull my books out of Kindle Select. Page flip is a deal breaker for me.
Started, at least. [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC):
Nothing this week unless the revisions to the audio book come back.

Refresh existing catalog:
Go back through my back list and add the link to BECOME: BROTHERS

BECOME: BROTHERS:
Promote on social media.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING:
Either get back to work on this one or choose something else to work on while my enthusiasm for this story rebuilds.

MAGE STORM:
Probably nothing this week.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

Research the best way to return to wide distribution when I can pull my books out of Kindle Select. Page flip is a deal breaker for me.

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Will Blathe
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Good afternoon (night/morning/&c)

Goals for the week:

Tea & Flowers
  • Fill in MC backgrounds
  • Revamp outline to meet story promises
  • Research stars within 100 parsecs
  • Contemplate how to bring characters' relationships quickly to the fore.

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Disgruntled Peony
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I find myself sorely tempted to write the scenes I've already outlined for my novel and let the rest of the outline continue to blossom from there. So I suppose that my main goals are:

  • Continue the outlining process
  • Write rough drafts of some scenes I've already got outlined
  • Keep my mind open to new ideas

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LDWriter2
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Same as the last couple of weeks except one thing,


Funny how different parts of a review can effect you in different ways.

Got an update from one beat reader. They stated basically four major issues with the book. Two were Ohh, okay I can see that, easy to fix. Two were UGggg I worked on that, I can't do better, I give up.

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Grumpy old guy
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As a result of Disgruntled peony's writing challenge I have been working on the first draft of what I hoped would be a cheeky satire about the idea of confession. Then H Reinhold ruined it all by asking a difficult question then following it up with fascinating possibilities.

This left me with the task of writing a darker, more pointed satire. I went from sticking my tongue out at the Devil to the usurpation of God's authority by faithless men in shepherd's garb. Still predicted at 1,000 words, though.

Progress: Well, in six days I've written eight lines. I have introduced the main character and his immediate dramatic problem: Being dead and falling down into Hell.

Next task: Develop setting (Hell) and then Satan's grand entrance. That'll be fun.

Phil.

[ May 28, 2017, 09:28 AM: Message edited by: Grumpy old guy ]

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LDWriter2
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quote:
Originally posted by Grumpy old guy:
As a result of Disgruntled peony's writing challenge I have been working on the first draft of what I hoped would be a cheeky satire about the idea of confession. Then H Reinhold ruined it all by asking a difficult question then following it up with fascinating possibilities.

This left me with the task of writing a darker, more pointed satire. I went from sticking my tongue out at the Devil to the usurpation of God's authority by faithless men in shepherd's garb. Still predicted at 1,000 words, though.

Progress: Well, in six days I've written eight lines. I have introduced the main character and his immediate dramatic problem: Being dead and falling down into Hell.

Next task: Develop setting (Hell) and then Satan's grand entrance. That'll be fun.

Phil.

You gonna do that all in a 1,000 words Whoa [Smile]
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Grumpy old guy
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It's not as difficult as it might first seem, LD.

Phil.

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