Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group (NSG). 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
Last Week's Goals
More of the usual. Not sure where this funk came from.
My goals for next week:
This next week I want to go through all of my old stuff and see what I've got. I did a quick glance at all of the old files and I was surprised at how much I actually had. I have at least one completed novel (106k words) gathering dust. I have another novel attempt at 32k words. I don't know how complete it was but it does have the final scene written. So, that could be something to review.
What did I learn this week?
That I have a lot more old story ideas than I thought. Yes, they are likely VERY bad, but perhaps I can combine concepts and come up with something cool.
DREAMER'S ROSE: Nothing for this month. Such an easy goal.
MAGE STORM: Start querying again. Yes.
SEVEN STARS: Start the second pass through. Yep. I'm up to chapter seven.
BLOOD WILL TELL: Make the first round of revisions and let it simmer a bit. Yes.
OTHER: Update my blog twice a week. Try to get a little work done on my WotF entry for Quarter 3. Maybe even an entry for the challenge here (if I figure out how to get a few more hours int the day.) Yes to all three.
Pretty good week, all told.
Next Week's Goals:
On the Shelf: THE SHAMAN'S CURSE THE IGNORED PROPHECY
I've gotten a really good idea that may be the key to finding my way back into these stories without just retelling them. More on that in a month or so.
DREAMER'S ROSE: Nothing for this month.
MAGE STORM: Continue sending out queries.
SEVEN STARS: Continue with the second pass. Ten more chapters, or through chapter sixteen. (Halfway, more or less.)
Okay, jumping in. Feet first. I may have a hard head but I can only land on it so often. I'm new to Hatrack so bear with me if I mess up.
Projects working on: Between Lightness & Dark (The Book), fantasy, finished first draft at roughly 70k but originally thought to aim it for Luna so need to add at least 30k more. I've had several non-biased readers take a look at it. Most liked it, had some good feedback for me. Now I'm in re-write stage and haven't got off Chap 1 because I keep changing the beginning. UGH!!
Un-named Urban Fantasy (The Other Book)involving weres, vampires, and hunters. MC is a were who finds her boyfriend is a hunter. Stuck on who or what would have wanted to put them together although I'm formulating some ideas on that.
Miscellaneous WIPs I go back to when stuck on the above two.
Next Week's Goals: ~ Set a block of time to write each day (and not at work, like now 8-O ~ Seriously?? Just settle on a beginning for BD&L and get on with it!! ~ Look over notes for TOB, decide why things are happening and move on.
Don't know if this is the place to put this, but if anyone would like to read the original of BD&L and give feedback I would love it and reciprocate in kind.