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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. Well, one was a request from a pitch contest. [Big Grin]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Check out Pinterest.
Sort of. [Smile]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Get through the first round of revisions all the way to "The End".
Not quite. Three chapters to go. [Frown]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Second draft through Chapter 7.
Actually, I'm on Chapter 11. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Get some reader feedback.
In process. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Send out three new queries.

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Do some reading. I really need to work on this more.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Get through the first round of revisions all the way to "The End".

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Second draft through Chapter 14.

MAGE STORM:
Get some reader feedback.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Owasm
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This Week's Goals

25 to 30 thousand words on my Brull Novel
It's NaNoWriMo.

Last Week's Goals

Publish DAUGHTER DISINHERITED - MET! [Smile]
Work on DAUGHTER BETRAYED PUBLISHED! [Smile]
Re-publish DAUGHTER BEREAVED w/new cover - publisher
New Blurbs for all three - repositioning out of Young Adult and into Historical Fiction. Still thinking about that. DONE - They are now Historical Fiction! [Smile]

Bonus Accomplishment: 6,300 words on Brull. [Smile] [Smile]

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After a short break, I'm back to the novel!

This week's goals:
- Finish making chapter breaks
- Make a list of overall needs for the structure and additional scenes
- Write the additional scenes

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LAST WEEK
  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second or third Olympic event scene. - Not quite.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: conquer the latest trouble spot...and look for more, just in case. - found another one. [Big Grin]
  • NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe some of the digital audio files. - Success!...and I even recorded a few more.
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building - Not as much as I'd like, but something got done.
  • SCRIPTED - Let it rest one more week. - Resting.


THIS WEEK
I expect this to be a light week for novel / novella work; not only am I going to revisit my WotF entry, but I was invited by one editorial staff to revise a short story I sent them earlier in the year. That will take priority. All that said...
  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: tighten up the MC's final prediction arc
  • NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe more digital audio files.
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building
  • SCRIPTED - Hit the snooze bar again.

S!

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LDWriter2
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Yes, I worked on a new novel...the NaNo one.

Prologue done, first chapter almost done. My MC is in a tough battle even though I'm not sure how well it shows his danger. But at this stage I think most readers would think he would survive no matter how much tension I put in it...even though it could use some.

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