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Meredith
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I forgot. Sorry. I blame the weird weather and my allergy attack.

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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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As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

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

BLOOD WILL TELL: Read some more about marketing.
Not so much reading, but I did do a new, much better cover. That counts. [Big Grin]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Five chapters would be through Chapter 9.
Not close. I just don't have a lot of enthusiasm for this project right now. Still on Chapter 5. [Frown]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Let it rest.
Easy one. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Get some reader feedback.
Proceeding. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.
Yes. And I submitted a flash to the Halloween Challenge. That's only the second flash I've ever written. [Big Grin]

Next Week's Goals:

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

BLOOD WILL TELL:
It's not exactly BWT, but do a new cover for "Heart of Oak".

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Three chapters would be through Chapter 7.

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Let it rest.

MAGE STORM:
Get some reader feedback.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Owasm
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Goals from Last Week

Publish PANIX - Done
Write 6,000s word in Brull novel [Frown]
Start final rewrite for EGYPT: TROUBLE WITH TEMPLES - Done
Stretch: Get DAUGHTER DISINHERITED into Desktop Publishing Program - Done, but not much further.

Goals for This Week

Publish EGYPT: TROUBLE WITH TEMPLES with new cover
Work on DAUGHTER DISINHERITED
Write 6,000 words in Brull novel

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Crank
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LAST WEEK
  • TOP NOTCH: finish the second Olympic event - I didnít exactly finish the second event, but instead I chose to spend some time tackling the more challenging third event.
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: finish MC's fourth prophecy fulfillment scene - Not only did I complete this goal, Iím almost finished the *fifth* prophecy scene as well.
  • (unnamed science fiction series): world building - Not as much as I wanted, but I did make progress.
  • SCRIPTED: finish finalizing the individual story arcs - I finished the arcs I started out doing, but I came up with a brand new one thatís not quite to my liking. So, itís a matter of perspective as to whether I completed this goal or not. [Big Grin]

THIS WEEK
  • IMPERIAL RULES: begin getting it ready for publication
  • TOP NOTCH: finish either the second or third Olympic event scene
  • ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: have it ready for proofreading and critiques
  • (unnamed science fiction series): continue world building
  • SCRIPTED - finalize the individual story arcs

S!

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Well, I'll be completely honest. I've been working on some shorter projects and my novel is suffering. I will continue to focus on the short stuff this week, and then get back in the swing of things on the novel next week--promise. I worked too hard to get that first draft out. Can't let it die now!
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I'm....... editing.

The good news is I feel like the first 25 pages are DONE.

I'm on page 120 of the edit and I'm certain things will blow up soon because I had a recent fact kinda sabotage a particular throughline.

However, I did go to Netflix and order an add'l movie a month then fill my Que with FBI and serial killer movies.

Hopefully no one pays attention to people's netflix ques.

Research
Write
Rewrite
Submit!

Although I kinda did those out of order. [Frown]

Axe

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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quote:
Originally posted by lizluka:
Well, I'll be completely honest. I've been working on some shorter projects and my novel is suffering. I will continue to focus on the short stuff this week, and then get back in the swing of things on the novel next week--promise. I worked too hard to get that first draft out. Can't let it die now!

It really is okay to let the novel rest for a bit before tackling it, once the first draft is done. Doing that can give you some distance and a better perspective on it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury:
It really is okay to let the novel rest for a bit before tackling it, once the first draft is done. Doing that can give you some distance and a better perspective on it.

Thanks Kathleen. I'll admit I'm a little more daunted than I thought I would be by the prospect of revision. I just want to make sure that if I'm giving it a break it's because it needs it and not because I'm balking at learning a new skill [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by lizluka:
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Originally posted by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury:
It really is okay to let the novel rest for a bit before tackling it, once the first draft is done. Doing that can give you some distance and a better perspective on it.

Thanks Kathleen. I'll admit I'm a little more daunted than I thought I would be by the prospect of revision. I just want to make sure that if I'm giving it a break it's because it needs it and not because I'm balking at learning a new skill [Wink]
Not only okay, it's recommended. My latest project is currently cooling off until the end of the month--or close to it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Meredith:
Not only okay, it's recommended. My latest project is currently cooling off until the end of the month--or close to it.

I might just take a cue from you and pick mine back up the first of November. Maybe instead of writing a novel for NaNoWriMo I can make it my goal to finish the first round of revisions. Also, I think I'm going to post a question about revisions over in the writing forum...Yep. Off to do it now. If any of you more experienced writers are of a mind to share, please feel free to chime in--I'd love to know what strategies you find helpful [Smile]
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