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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): Waiting for feedback.
Still waiting. Less than two weeks now until the next round and I still haven't heard anything back from my "mentor". [Frown]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Continue working on figuring out marketing.
Nope. Nothing this week. [Frown]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it cool a bit before going back for the next round.
Easy one. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Send it out to first readers.
Done. I've even gotten one response back. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Finish revisions to the first 6 chapters.
Done for now. There are a couple of things I'm considering cutting, but I haven't made up my mind yet. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

Work on revisions to my WotF HM story for resubmission.

Decide which novel idea is going to be my next first-draft project and get started on it.

In order: Yes. Not yet. Yes. Two out of three isn't bad, right? [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Continue waiting for feedback. Good thing I checked the blog. Looks like I also need to craft a 35-word pitch by the 20th. Yikes!

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Continue working on figuring out marketing.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Let it cool a bit before going back for the next round.

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Wait for feedback.

MAGE STORM:
Wait for feedback.

MAGIC'S FOOL:
Continue with "first" draft of rewrite. Goal: Chapter 5 thru 10.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

Work on revisions to my WotF HM story for resubmission.

Looks like there's a lot of waiting in those goals. [Frown]

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Owasm
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Previous Two Weeks:
Two chapters of Barebones Accounting - done (3,000 words)
Half of another rewrite on Warrior-Mage - complete

Next Week:
More Barebones Accounting
An introspection rewrite of Warrior-mage

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lizluka
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In the last two weeks I've gotten about 20,000 words on my novel plus a fair bit of planning/plotting.

Between now and the 17th my goals are simple:
- draft the next 15,000 words and update the outline accordingly [Smile]

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Wrote a few thousand words on each of my WIPs.


Got into an inner philosophical-moral crisis discussion between one MC and herself. Not sure if I did that justice though.

The other one has now joined the group of bad guys even though she doesn't know they are bad guys yet. They want to seduce her into becoming one of them. I've had earlier versions of this discussion before in the novel, when I revise it I need to delete one or two of them.

At the moment I'm not sure where to go with either novel..I know what happens in the end but I need a danger scene for now.

No work on the revision of my SC novel yet though.

I spell checked the first chapter in the second part of Two struggles. When I get to proofreading it I will send it to a couple of people.

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