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).
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Well, it seems as if I'm in this alone, but as for me:
Last Week's Goals:
FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): For this week and the near future, wait to hear back on the request coming off of Pitch Wars. Waiting.
BLOOD WILL TELL: IndieReCon is coming up. Hopefully I'll learn something useful. Yes. Now I have to digest it and decide how to proceed.
BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it cool before going back for the next round. Still cooling.
THE BARD'S GIFT: Start next, and (hopefully) final, revision pass. I also need to try to figure out if I can somehow come up with a map. The revisions are going well. I'm happy with the changes. No progress on figuring out how to do a map.
You're not alone, I'm just so deep I have no time for anything but writing. First book in final editing stage now. My cover artist is well behind schedule. But she's working free, and she has to chase a three year old, so I have no room to complain. Second book being revised to reflect some complications that the characters decided to throw into the main plot line. Devious SOBs.
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I feel that I've shunted the Brull novel aside, but it's currently being looked at chapter-by-chapter on another site.
I wrote about 20,000 words last week on Moonstone and I'm currently at 55,000 words.
I hope to get closer to the ending by the end of next week. Ideally, I'll have the main story completed by the end of the month. Then I'll work on the antagonist's story, which I intend to weave throughout the books. If that doesn't work, then my quartet becomes a quintet.
The first draft is my favorite part of writing, seeing the story take shape as you write. So I've got plenty of fun in store for next week.
I'm also going to have to redo the cover on one of my published works. I did a search and saw it after a while and the artwork doesn't measure up. I decided I'll have to photograph my daughter-in-law in a similar position and photoshop her face in the illustration. Update: which I did, but I ended up using the photo as a model and made my own corrections to the artwork.