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
Wow. Another week already. Time is going by so fast. Guess that happens when you come home and it's nearly time to retire for the night.
My goals for next week:
More Article Writing
Again, maybe something. I do have some ideas running through my head of some world building I want to do but I get home so tired that I don't have much energy.
What I need to learn this week Since I have not had much time (or energy, mostly) to do any writing, I've sat in front of the television the last couple weeks. However, that time has been spent watching shows that would count as research for some world building that I want to do for a story (or series) I've been think about for a while.
I've always been fascinated by human behavior and reaction. What would happen if society suddenly collapsed *literally* over night? How would we react? Who would survive? What form of society would rise from the aftermath? These are some of the questions I want to explore in this new story I've been bouncing around in my mind the last several months. The problem I have is what would cause a complete collapse of society and yet still seem plausible.
Yes, my story idea is yet another dystopian world (the start of one actually), but I wanted to write the story of how we went from the society we have today and show how society collapsed over night. I thought about this for a long time trying to find a way of breaking down society without repeating past stories (alien invasion, virus outbreak, asteroid impact, new technology, weather event, natural disaster, etc.) and still have the cause be plausible. I like the idea I came up with and it seems plausible to me. I just need to do some due diligence and research the science involved with the event I came up with (which is one of the items I listed above).
So, even though I haven't been doing any writing, I have been researching and getting ready for some world building as I sit at home watching television. That's my story and I'm staying with it.
I think I skipped two weeks but both would have been the same so it probably doesn't matter.
Worked on Angel Kin, about to start a fight scene on top of fifty foot tall permanent scaffolding. Yes there is such a thing we have one where I live. But first I had to have her stalker teach her a thing or two about fighting. It's the second in a series of tests the bad guys are giving her. I need to come up with a third or fourth one.
Worked on Stone Within. Decided that my MC needs a close female friend she can discuss her dating habits-or lack thereof- with. I decided that is one things friends are for. To Show things in a discussion instead of just having the MC Tell the things.
Worked on revising Two Struggles. Still need an even better title. I started chapter seven. But I was reminded how important the fives senses are so I may go back to check a few scenes to make sure I included all five. But started vacation so have two weeks to complete the revision. and hopefully do some if not most of my space opera.
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