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Meredith
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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): Continue promoting.
Some. I contacted a couple of reviewers, anyway. [Smile]

BLOOD WILL TELL: Contnue serialization on wattpad to try to create more interest.
Yes. [Smile]

THE BARD'S GIFT: Send out three queries.
Yes. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Rest. Wait for feedback.
Easy one. [Big Grin]

MAGIC AND POWER: Rest before starting second draft.
Another easy one. [Smile]

BLOOD IS THICKER: Time for another round of revisions on this one.
About two-thirds of the way through. Into the hard part. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS):
Continue promoting.

BLOOD WILL TELL:
Contnue serialization on wattpad to try to create more interest.

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Send out three queries.

MAGE STORM:
Rest. Wait for feedback.

MAGIC AND POWER:
Rest before starting second draft.

BLOOD IS THICKER:
Revise Chapters 24 through 27.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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wetwilly
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High school teacher of English and drama, here. Unfortunately, Summers are the only chance I get to focus on my writing career (and by "career" I mean "that thing I hope to have some day after I sell a book, or at least a story. But probably a book, because I'm not particularly interested in short stories.")

Working on my 3rd novel right, hoping this is the one that sees the light of day. Working title "Soul of the Machine." I'm not in love with the title; I'll come up with something better later. Think of it as a twisted cyberpunk love story. Very tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, dark humor. I really believe in this book. As a side note, this is my first foray into 1st person present tense. i never liked it before, but it just felt right for this one. While I think the last book I wrote was very good, I think this one will probably come out as much more marketable.

My goal right now: write new words for 1/2 hour every day. (I would love to do more, but with 3 kids 4 years old and younger, even that much is tough to come by some days.

Last week, accomplished.

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I managed to do some work on Two Struggles but not much. Too much time on the challenge and on WotF.

Hopefully this week I can do more revising.

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Did I have a goal last week?
I hope not.
Novel sat for 7 days stuck on having to write a large chunk of "missing time" where we have to assume nothing interesting happened for months at a time. Same-o same-o, yet, we're supposed to want to read everything...

Transitions of time stink.

But I broke through with a crappy chapter for the sake of breaking through. Now I'm out the other end and can get back to writing new words.

Axe

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Meredith
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Yay for breakthroughs, Axe! Sometimes, that's exactly what you have to do and just tell yourself you'll fix it in the revisions. Been there. [Smile]
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