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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
World Building
Relevant research


As for me.

Last Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS): Start planning an e-book release.

Um A little. I need to get on this. [Frown]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Contnue serialization.
Yes. [Smile]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Let it cool before going back for the next round.
Easy one. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: One final read-through. Send out three queries.
Read-through complete. Three queries sent. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Wait for feedback.

MAGIC'S FOOL: Edit the handful of chapters I've done. The character voice is too young.
Um. No. I'm considering a different approach. [Frown]

Update my blog twice a week.

Continue work on "Magic and Power". Past 25,000 words, so it's definitely either a novella or a novel.
Yes to both. [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Plan an e-book release. At least pick out a few specific things to do in advance. Continue serialization on Wattpad to hopefully build up a little interest.

Contnue serialization.

I'm taking this one off the list for now. Frankly, until I find a way to promote and build more interest in BLOOD WILL TELL, there's no reason to invest time in this one.

Send out three queries.

Wait for feedback.

I'm thinking of taking a step back and just going back to a straight rewrite of the original story (THE SHAMAN'S GIFT). I'm tired of trying to stuff this into a genre where it might or might not fit neatly. If it doesn't fit when I get it done, I'll just e-pub it and move on.

"Magic and Power":
I'm moving this up because I'm starting to have a strong suspicion that it wants to be novel-length. It's already too long for the relatively simple conflict I started with when it was supposed to be a novelette. I need to step back (again) and pick out a stronger conflict and then work it into what I've already got written (28,000 words). It's slowed down recently and I strongly suspect it's because the original conflict for a sweet little love story can't sustain it anymore. (Well, that, and real life interruptions.)

Update my blog twice a week.

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Grumpy old guy
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Last weeks goal: develop the history of the milieu for a story I'm developing.

This weeks goal: continue developing a plausible history of why the world ended up poisoned and dead, who did it and the society that developed under authoritarian, domed cities. Make sure they don't resemble the Judge Dredd milieu.


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no work in the last week and I don't think I'll get anything done next week... moving.
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Yes, on Second Career... Finished the revision of chapter one.

Yes, on Stone Within... Writing her fight with the orc warrior.

Yes, on Angel Kin... She almost has the griffin back to the dimensional gate.

Yes, on Two Struggles... Almost finished crit revision of second chapter. Cut out some stuff, tried to Show other stuff.

Goal is to do more of the same one each one.

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