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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 been busy with work projects lately. [Frown] I did not do much outlining, but I have started doing some world building for the book idea I have.

Yeah, finally doing "writing."

My goals for next week:

  • Outline
  • World Building

I want to concentrate on world building and outlining for next week.

What did I learn this week?

Nothing this week.

--William

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Meredith
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Last Week's Goals:

MAGIC'S FOOL: Let it rest until January.
Easy goal. [Smile]

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

SEVEN STARS: Let it rest.
And another. [Smile]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Wait to hear from the agent who has the full ms.
This one's getting harder, but I'm going to wait until after the holidays to query the agent. [Wink]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Finish chapter 16.
Nope. Actually finished chapter 17. [Big Grin]

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:
Let it rest until January. Then I can start the second draft.

MAGE STORM:
Let it rest. Wait for feedback.

SEVEN STARS:
Let it rest.

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Wait to hear from the agent who has the full ms. Solidify plans for what to do if the answer is no.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Finish chapter 18.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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LeetahWest
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Last Week- I got two of my sidekick characters figured out but now I feel like the main character is lacking in depth at the moment. No bueno. I did some more research and have a basic format for the book and a deeper/farther reaching plot line that I could easily evolve into more books.

This week- More plotting, plotting and plotting.

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EmilyS
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This week:

NULL PROPHET: Sent one query (the last for this round).

UNBORN: Read through the first 50k, and discovered that I left a number of plot holes in the second half outline, and had all sorts of half-remembered ideas that never made it to paper. I spent half the week filling out the outline and remembering my characters, and then wrote 3800 words.

Next week:

UNBORN: Keep writing! 1k/day, 10k for the week if I can manage it.

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