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WBSchmidt
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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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Last Week's Goals

I've started reading some Young Adult to get a feel of that genre. I'm partly tempted to start writing there as well as fantasy. I will need to do a lot more reading before I feel comfortable with what is being written there before I jump on that.

My goals for next week:

  • Read
  • Outline

I did a little outlining but not much. It's a start. I plan to continue pleasure reading and some outlining as I have time.

What did I learn this week?

Nothing this time.

--William

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Meredith
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Last Week's Goals:

MAGIC'S FOOL: Chapter 11.
Oh, yes. I'm actually on Chapter 14, now, [Big Grin]

MAGE STORM: Let it rest. Wait for feedback.
Easy goal. [Smile]

SEVEN STARS: Let it rest.
Another easy goal. [Smile]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Wait to hear from the agent that has the full ms.
Not so easy, but what can I do? In another couple of weeks--after Thanksgiving anyway--I'll send a polite query. [Wink]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Write Chapters 16 and 17.
Nope. I've barely touched it. [Frown]

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

Next Week's Goals:

On the Shelf:
THE IGNORED PROPHECY
DREAMER'S ROSE

MAGIC'S FOOL:
Finish Chapter 14 and start Chapter 15.

MAGE STORM:
Let it rest. Wait for feedback.

SEVEN STARS:
Let it rest.

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Wait to hear from the agent that has the full ms.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Write Chapters 16 and 17.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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EmilyS
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I made really good progress on my query and synopses this week. I think they're ready to go (though I'm sure I'll look them over again before sending anything out). I got my list of agents ready, and got a couple critiques back on my opening.

Next week, I'm going to do the final polish of the manuscript. Not sure how long that'll take, but given the long holiday weekend, I'm hoping to finish it all.

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