quote: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
As for me:
Last Week's Goals:
FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Send out three queries. Yes.
BLOOD WILL TELL: Read some more about marketing. Eh. I'm going to have to force myself to schedule some time for this.
BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it rest. Easy one.
THE BARD'S GIFT: Let it rest. Another easy one.
MAGE STORM: Revise three chapters -- chapters 7, 8, 9 Nope. Finished the complete revision last night.
Have done some work on my two WIPs. Finally got them both out of their fights. Not sure where to go next with Kin though. She's talking to her stalker and will meet with her new "friends". Maybe it's time for them to tell her their theory on her abilities.
But I discovered the other day I need the same thing for Stone.
My goals are to keep writing and to get some crits back for my Two Struggles....as if that was a goal I have control over. The way things are going I may need one or two new readers.
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I've been forgetting to do my quarterly submission report. It's a little depressing right now, but I'm still going to do it.
THE SHAMAN'S CURSE--24 queries, thankfully no requests, in desperate need of a rewrite (which might happen next year).
BLOOD WILL TELL--48 queries, 2 requests for partial, 2 requests for the full ms. All ultimately rejected. E-published earlier this year. Here. (I really need to redo the cover one of these days.)
MAGE STORM--68 queries, 1 request for a partial, 2 requests for the full ms. All ultimately rejected. Currently in revision before going out for another try.
FIRE AND EARTH--68 queries so far, 3 requests for a partial, 1 request for the full ms (all of which were ultimately rejected). 28 of those queries are still out, although some of them are old enough I probably should assume "No reply means no." Still querying.
Short stories--42 submissions of six stories, all rejected. E-published one, "Heart of Oak", earlier this year. I'll probably e-publish another, "Becoming Lioness" in a month or so. And a third just might turn up on my blog around December 21st.
Well, that's the way it stands right now.
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Hi, I'll give it a go, especially since I've realllllly slacked. I believe I have read too much about writing and tried to force my normal process into some sort of composite mould. Nope. Doesn't work for me.
These are all goals for next week since the last few were a bust.
1. Do it the way I was doing it when it flowed, when I was tapped in.
2. See 1.
3. UBIQUITY - Review written scenes, then sift "idea bucket" pages, and dive in where lead character is.