quote: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
As for me:
Last Week's Goals:
FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Send out three new queries. Yes. Well, one was a request from a pitch contest.
BLOOD WILL TELL: Check out Pinterest. Sort of.
BLOOD IS THICKER: Get through the first round of revisions all the way to "The End". Not quite. Three chapters to go.
THE BARD'S GIFT: Second draft through Chapter 7. Actually, I'm on Chapter 11.
25 to 30 thousand words on my Brull Novel It's NaNoWriMo.
Last Week's Goals
Publish DAUGHTER DISINHERITED - MET! Work on DAUGHTER BETRAYED PUBLISHED! Re-publish DAUGHTER BEREAVED w/new cover - publisher New Blurbs for all three - repositioning out of Young Adult and into Historical Fiction. Still thinking about that. DONE - They are now Historical Fiction!
Bonus Accomplishment: 6,300 words on Brull.
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TOP NOTCH: finish either the second or third Olympic event scene. - Not quite.
ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: conquer the latest trouble spot...and look for more, just in case. - found another one.
NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe some of the digital audio files. - Success!...and I even recorded a few more.
(unnamed science fiction series): continue world building - Not as much as I'd like, but something got done.
SCRIPTED - Let it rest one more week. - Resting.
THIS WEEK I expect this to be a light week for novel / novella work; not only am I going to revisit my WotF entry, but I was invited by one editorial staff to revise a short story I sent them earlier in the year. That will take priority. All that said...
TOP NOTCH: finish either the second, third, or fourth Olympic event scene.
ORACLE OF SENTRY RIDGE: tighten up the MC's final prediction arc
NEGATIVE ONE: transcribe more digital audio files.
(unnamed science fiction series): continue world building
Yes, I worked on a new novel...the NaNo one.
Prologue done, first chapter almost done. My MC is in a tough battle even though I'm not sure how well it shows his danger. But at this stage I think most readers would think he would survive no matter how much tension I put in it...even though it could use some.
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