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Meredith
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No William again this week. Hope everything's okay and you're just busy.

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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:

MAGIC'S FOOL: Nothing this week.
Easy goal to meet. [Smile]

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Send three more queries out this week.
Yes. [Smile]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Do some kind of marketing.
Eh. No. [Frown]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it rest.
Another easy one. [Smile]

MAGIC'S APPRENTICE: Nothing this week.
And still another. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Write through Chapter 19. Polish up the query and pitch for WriteOnCon.
Yes to all of the above. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Make some minor revisions and polish up the query and pitch for WriteOnCon.
Yes again. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

This week is WriteOnCon, so I'm not going to plan too much.

MAGIC'S FOOL:
Nothing this week.

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Send two more queries out this week. Maybe.

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Read some more about marketing.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Let it rest.

MAGIC'S APPRENTICE:
Nothing this week.

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Finish Chapter 20.

MAGE STORM:
Nothing this week.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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axeminister
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Well, I've done some research on a different thread: http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=007410;p=0&r=nfx

I'm up to pg 106 in my editing.
I thought of a more powerful ending than I have down. Course, I have to get to it before I can write it, but I frantically tapped notes on my iphone then e-mailed them to myself.

I'm definitely at the point where I just want to write that part, and working up to it is too slow...

Axe

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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For goodness sake, axeminister, write that part now, while you're excited about it.

I've said before that just as movies aren't necessarily filmed in the order in which they are viewed, books don't have to be written in the order in which they will be read.

Write the parts that you are excited about WHILE you are excited about them, and that can help make them exciting to the readers as well.

Please, please, please, don't wait until you get there to write it. What if you lost steam by that time? Don't risk it.

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I had to do that on a rewrite, when I had two readers, metaphorically, throw my draft at the wall at a certain point. I had to rewrite the scene before I could move on.

This week I continue to do the initial rewrite of my trilogy. Books 1 and 2 are done. I just started on Book 3 today.

Book 3 is a little short (70K) so my goal is to come up with another plot line that will eke out another ten thousand words or more.

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LDWriter2
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No.


That is no novel writing for me. On any of my WIPs.

Five chapters of Two Struggles are still in the hands of four readers. I have received two crits on the first chapter. Or there is a fifth person who will be receiving them soon but she will be looking for mainly one thing.

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Last week's goal: write at least 1/2 hour on WIP writing new pages every day. ACCOMPLISHED.

Next week's goal: Same.

I'm about 100 pages into a novel I'm pretty excited about. Man meets rogue psychotic AI inside a communcation network, AI begins appearing in real world in weird, trippy ways that only man can see, man unsure if it's real or hallucination due to recently acquired drug habit. All told through his really wry, sarcastic point of view that is a blast to write.

On a side note, I've collected about half a dozen form rejections on my finshed novel. Not sure why the rest of the world doesn't see my genius. Also, not sure what I've written isn't drivel. It's a weird line between arrogance and lack of confidence. Oh well, I'll just keep plugging away at it until I get somewhere.

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