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Meredith
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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
Characterization
World Building
Relevant research

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As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Send out three new queries.
Yes. [Smile] And I've already gotten two of the rejections back, too.

BLOOD WILL TELL: Take the plunge and try to find a reviewer or two.
Er. Not yet. I've at least started making a list, though. [Smile]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Get through the first round of revisions all the way to "The End".
Yes! [Big Grin]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Second draft through Chapter 20.
Hah! I'm on chapter 29. [Big Grin]

MAGE STORM: Wait for reader feedback.
Ongoing. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
I'm approaching 90 queries this year. I'm seriously considering taking a holiday break for (most of) the rest of the year. (I may not be able to resist sending a couple of queries on 12/12/12.)

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Actually e-mail a couple of potential reviewers.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Let it cool a bit before going back for the next round.

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Second draft through to "The End".

MAGE STORM:
Wait for reader feedback.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

I also want to start taking a look at the next story I'm likely to e-publish next month, "Becoming Lioness".

[ November 16, 2012, 12:35 PM: Message edited by: Meredith ]

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Crank
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LAST WEEK
Considering how much time I spent on my WotF entry, I'm surprised I made the progress on this list that I did.
  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene. - Almost finished the second event. I also made good progress on the third and fourth.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: complete one of the last two scenes. - No really finished...but they now make more sense.
  • NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe more digital audio files. - Done. And I recorded two more.
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building - Done.
  • SCRIPTED - Hit the snooze bar again. - I don't even know why this is still here.


THIS WEEK
This week, it's all about the novels and novellas.
  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene, and tighten up the rest of the story.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: complete one of the last two scenes, and tighten up the rest of the story.
  • NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe more digital audio files.
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building

S!

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lizluka
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Last week's goals:
- Finish the list of changes/to-do's. Getting there.
- Name everything that is currently in brackets (ouch, coming up with creative labels for my made-up accoutremetns is not easy). Everything is named, but some of the names are still place-holders--things that will work if they must but I'd like something better when I get the time to think about it.

This week's goals:
- Continue with last week's goals. This is going to take longer than I had previously expected, so I'm giving myself a two-week window to finish the list.

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Still working on just the NaNo Novel.

Been on fire with it soon I'll be done with chapter five at home.

In Chapter six--at work-- my MC is being chased by three Fairy wolves through some Elven buildings but nothing slows them down or makes them go the wrong way.

Right now in Chapter Five he is being chased by a Troll in a deserted Protectorate base. Thunder and lightning and now it is raining. Things is my MC is panicking because he has a phobia about Trolls. As a youngster he watched one tear apart a friend after which it chased him. It was killed eventually but not after it grabbed him. So now he can't think straight with this one after him.

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