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Meredith
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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

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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] (Already got back one rejection from them, too.)

BLOOD WILL TELL: Do some reading about marketing. I really need to work on this more.
Yes, I did some reading. I haven't acted on anything I read, yet, though. [Smile]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Get through the first round of revisions all the way to "The End".
Not quite, but I've only got one new scene to finish. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Second draft through Chapter 14.
Yes. I'm on Chapter 16. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Get some reader feedback.
Holding. [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 about marketing. Take the plunge and try to find a reviewer or two.

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

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Second draft through Chapter 20.

MAGE STORM:
Wait for reader feedback.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Owasm
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Last Week's Goals

25 to 30 thousand words on my Brull Novel
I overachieved and hit the minimum 50K words on 11/7

This Week's Goals

Hit 80,000 words by 11/15 (The going is getting harder)

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lizluka
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Wow, people are off to a productive start this week. Nice job Meredith and Owasm [Smile]

As for me:

Last week's goals:
- Finish making chapter breaks. Done!
- Make a list of overall needs for the structure and additional scenes. Partly done. I've got the gist finished, but I'm trying to give it a second think to make sure I'm going in the best direction with everythin.
- Write the additional scenes. Not yet.

This week's goals:
- Finish the list of changes/to-do's.
- Name everything that is currently in brackets (ouch, coming up with creative labels for my made-up accoutremetns is not easy).

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LDWriter2
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Worked on "Second Job"

I've changed the working title on that three times so far, probably will be a few more times before I'm done.


Anyway, it's my NaNo novel.


My goal is to get far enough ahead so I can re E-mail certain chapters and first E-mail the rest of the chapters for my Two Struggles novel to someone who is critting it. My other critiquers have gotten busy.

I may need another one. Or go ahead and spend the money on a copy editor. I'm getting anxious about sending it out.

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LAST WEEK

  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene. - Very, very close on the fourth event, and good progress on the other two.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: tighten up the MC's final prediction arc - I really like how it reads now.
  • NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe more digital audio files. - I transcribed *one* file. All hail me. [Big Grin]
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building - Hardly any progress at all on this one.
  • SCRIPTED - Hit the snooze bar again. - Success. Duh.

THIS WEEK
With the short story revision work completed, I will devote some of my time to my former WotF entry. That said...

  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: complete one of the last two scenes.
  • 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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lizluka
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quote:
Originally posted by LDWriter2:
Worked on "Second Job"

I've changed the working title on that three times so far, probably will be a few more times before I'm done.


Anyway, it's my NaNo novel.


My goal is to get far enough ahead so I can re E-mail certain chapters and first E-mail the rest of the chapters for my Two Struggles novel to someone who is critting it. My other critiquers have gotten busy.

I may need another one. Or go ahead and spend the money on a copy editor. I'm getting anxious about sending it out.

Hi LDWriter2,

If you need another person I'd be happy to trade a few chapters with you.

Liz

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