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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): Plan at least one more promotion of the audiobook.
Well, I think I know what I'm going to do, but I want to see how the group promotion scheduled for next week goes, first. Probably wait until the wave that hopefully generates starts to ebb. [Wink]

Wide Distribution Project: Prepare the files for BY SWORD, TALE, OR MAGIC, but hold off until the Amazon issue is resolved.
BY SWORD, TALE, OR MAGIC is up through Pronoun. [Smile]
Still waiting for Amazon to resolve--or figure out--the issue. (For some reason, all the text turned red.] [Confused]

BECOME: BROTHERS: Promote on social media.
No, and I should go do that now. [Frown]

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING: Keep on writing.
Yes. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Probably nothing this week.
Good call.

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):
Promote the group promotion for fantasy audiobooks.

Wide Distribution Project:
Wait for Amazon to resolve its issue. Everything but the short stories/novella are done otherwise. Consider which of the shorts, if any, I want to publish beyond Amazon.

BECOME: BROTHERS:
Promote on social media.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING:
Keep on writing.

MAGE STORM:
Probably nothing this week.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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walexander
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Ten tons of research, a few weeks with no sleep, and I have a full first draft of my very first modern dramatic novel.

This came out of left field for me since I'm more a sci fi/fantasy writer. I didn't think I had anything to say about our day and age. The most surprising part is it has nothing to do with the current political and racial tensions going on.

I want to be happy, but I unfortunately already know the work that lays ahead and the time it takes to get to a final draft.

The second draft is going to be rough. Que the music -- IT'S GRAMMER TIME!

Ugg, time for sleep.

W.

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Funny thing happened on the way to the forum . . .

Guy gets mad as he reads from my computer screen seven lines from my new book and mocks it. Then his girlfriend turns and starts to try and explain it to him. He got mad at me! She started asking me questions, the more she asked, the madder he got.

I finally picked up and left.

W.

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Congrats on the first draft. I'm still slogging through mine.
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