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Posted by Meredith (Member # 8368) on :
Well, William, I assume you're still busy with your programming project, so I'll start.

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
World Building
Relevant research


As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

MAGIC'S FOOL: Keep thinking about what changes I need to make to improve this story.
Still thinking. [Smile]

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Send three more queries out this week.
Yes. [Smile]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Okay, now the trailer is finished, figure out some other form of marketing.
Uh, no. *Hangs head.* [Frown]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it rest.
Easy one. [Smile]

MAGIC'S APPRENTICE: Mark up critique revisions for chapters 4 - 6.
Done. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Write through Chapter 17.
Yes and half-way through Chapter 18. [Big Grin]

MAGE STORM: Experiment with chapter 1 in first person.
Nope again. [Frown]

Update my blog twice a week.

Start revisions to my WotF story.

Yes to one and no to the other. [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

I probably won't get back to this until I finish the first draft of THE BARD'S GIFT.

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Send three more queries out this week.

Do some kind of marketing.

Let it rest.

Nothing this week.

Write through Chapter 19. Polish up the query and pitch for WriteOnCon.

Make some minor revisions and polish up the query and pitch for WriteOnCon.

Update my blog twice a week.
Posted by Owasm (Member # 8501) on :
Finished Shattuk Downs trilogy and am currently into rewrites.

I plan on getting the first volume complete this week.
Posted by axeminister (Member # 8991) on :
Hey, I'm actually working on my novel again.


Editing tho. Hopefully that counts.

I'll be using my Sunday Killer for an upcoming online class. I haven't looked at it for over a year, so it's a fresh read, which is great!

Posted by wetwilly (Member # 1818) on :
If anyone has been around here for a long time, you might remember me. I was quite active at hatrack a few years back (it's been maybe 5 years or so). I've been on a brief writing hiatus which turned into a longer-than-planned writing hiatus due to life getting in the way. I have decided it's time to jump back into writing seriously, so here I am.

I've got a completed novel, The Meat Factory, that I've been sitting on since before my hiatus. I blew the dust off it, polished it up, realized it was actually a YA novel, which is not what I had planned to write, and now have queries out to a dozen or so agents about that one. Already got two rejections on it. Two steps closer to publishing, I suppose.

Got rolling on a brand new novel this week. Working title "Soul of the Machine." It's sort of a mind-bending (I hope), twisted cyberpunk love story. But don't let "love story" make you think it's a romance novel. This is a pretty screwed up dude, and his love story would be heart-warming or titillating to nobody, guaranteed.

Goal for the week: Work on writing new material at least 1/2 hour every day.

@ Axe: I'm sure editing counts. That's well over 50% of writing a novel, so it has to count.
Posted by LDWriter2 (Member # 9148) on :
Good going axe, and Owasm.

And wetwilly, looks like you're doing good so soon after getting back into it.

Me...this week nothing.

I have gotten the two First Chapters back out of Five I sent to four people. But no new work on any novels.

[ August 05, 2012, 08:00 PM: Message edited by: LDWriter2 ]
Posted by EmilyS (Member # 9447) on :
Writing's been pretty slow lately. Last week I edited about 2 scenes on Unborn, and wrote up a synopsis. I also got a big step closer to actually launching my website, which has been sitting on the back burner all summer.

My Null Prophet queries have been going well, averaging about 2/week, and I got my first full manuscript request. [Smile]

This week's goals: edit 2 chapters of Unborn and send at least 1 Null Prophet query.

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