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Meredith
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quote:
Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. 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:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Nothing this week unless the revisions to the audio book come back.
Still no revised audio files. [Frown]

Continue process of taking my books from exclusive to Amazon to a wider distribution. Refresh existing catalog, including links to BECOME: BROTHERS as I go.
Yes. Four books now up on Pronoun. One on Draft2Digital. And one sale so far (without promos). [Smile]

BECOME: BROTHERS: Promote on social media.
Not really. [Frown]

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING: May remain on hold for a week or two while I work through the above.
Good call. [Wink]

MAGE STORM: Probably nothing this week.
Easy one. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC):
Nothing this week unless the revisions to the audio book come back.

Continue process of taking my books from exclusive to Amazon to a wider distribution. Refresh existing catalog, including links to BECOME: BROTHERS as I go.
Get BLOOD IS THICKER up on Draft2Digital. Most of the others are still tied up in Kindle Unlimited, either directly or through boxed sets, but I can go ahead and do the formatting to have them ready.

BECOME: BROTHERS:
Promote on social media.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING:
Hopefully get back to this.

MAGE STORM:
Probably nothing this week.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Finished what will be the final chapter and started what will be the last one I write-I think-for the steampunk dragon punk thing with no title. The dragon that is transporting Tommy, and bodyguard, is just now landing at the airship field at his home town. I am not sure what will happen except him talking to his parents and friends. Maybe a bank robbery or some such.

Did some work on the Courier revision. There were too many "moment"s and started work activing a bunch of passive sentences. That could take a month since I have other things to work on.

One session on the revision of Journey of Mystery. I think I mentioned I did the novel as a serial for a writing community on Google+ . I have those episodes as a collection there. I finished it four to six months ago. I just got the sixth or tenth subscriber to that collection. I don't advertise it or mention it that much in posts there so they find it in other ways and decide to subscribe. Links to all of the episodes are still up. I posted a new post a couple of months ago with thanks to the new people and a link to the first episode to make sure they find it. No comments so no way to know if they are actually reading it or just subscribing for other reasons.


Finished a story that will be between 28,000 words and 30,000 when I do the next revision. Is a novella-novelette close enough to a novel for this forum?

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Novelettes run about that range. Short story marketplace maximum is about 20,000 words, WotF's 17,000. Post Novel, novella, novelette fragments in Fragments and Feedback for Books.
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