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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:

THE BARD'S GIFT: Think of other ways to get the word out.
Attended IndieReCon. Have some new ideas. [Big Grin]

MAGE STORM: Send out three queries.
Yes. [Smile]

MAGIC AND POWER: Finish revisions. Then I'll probably look for a new reader or two.
Yes. [Smile]

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE: Wait for responses from beta readers.
Waiting. [Smile]

WEIRD OZ STORY: Get back to reading L. Frank Baum's Oz stories for inspiration.
Not yet. [Frown]

DREAMER'S ROSE: Start the rewrite.
Not yet, but it's open and ready. [Frown]

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

Next Week's Goals:

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Process some of the things I learned at IndieReCon and start implementing those I can.

MAGE STORM:
Send out three queries.

MAGIC AND POWER:
Wait for feedback from a couple of readers. I may go ahead and enter this in ABNA, just to see what happens.

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE:
Wait for responses from beta readers.

WEIRD OZ STORY:
Get back to reading L. Frank Baum's Oz stories for inspiration.

DREAMER'S ROSE:
Go over the portion of the rewrite I'd already done. Move on.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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I finished my Bloodstone draft. It tipped the scales at 100,400, but it did swell a bit in rewrites.

I started the Darkstone draft and have got a bit more than 4,000 words written. I spent a lot of time at IndieReCon this last week. Time well spent. Thanks for the tip on the conference, Meredith.

This week, I plan on getting to 25,000 words written on Darkstone.

I'm not sure what to do with this. The first half of Darkstone is a bio of the antagonist and the last half is about the final battles for supremacy of the world. I talked to my wife about likeable MCs and I have to create some pathos with this character so that he isn't irretrievably evil until a certain point in the plot. I'll have to get it written and see how it turns out. I'm a bit anxious.

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