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Meredith
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quote:
Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. 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:

THE BARD'S GIFT: Look for some more reviewers.
Nothing on this yet. However, I have got the short story Wyreth's Flame up, with a healthy excerpt (12 chapters) of TBG. Free now on Smashwords, the eventual goal is to have this free everywhere. Amazon may be a challenge. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Send out three queries.
Yes. [Smile]

MAGIC AND POWER: Wait for feedback from a couple of readers.
Still waiting.

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE: Wait for responses from beta readers.
I've gotten two back, waiting for one more. [Smile]

DREAMER'S ROSE: Go over the portion of the rewrite I'd already done. Move on.
Not yet. [Frown]

THE IGNORED PROPHECY: Work on the rewrite.
Yes. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Look for some more reviewers.

MAGE STORM:
Send out three queries.

MAGIC AND POWER:
Wait for feedback from a couple of readers.

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE:
Wait for responses from beta readers.

DREAMER'S ROSE:
Go over the portion of the rewrite I'd already done. Move on.

THE IGNORED PROPHECY:
Work on the rewrite.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Owasm
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I have finished the cover layouts for both hardcover and ebook for Warrior Mage and am designing and implementing the inside design. I moved three stories from Sword of Spells to Warrior Mage for reader background (they go in at the end).

All three anthologies are complete.
- I tried to write a new story, but even I wasn't invested in the MC. I canned that draft and put in a story I had forgotten to include in my Steampunk/Horror anthology.
- I wrote a story that continued a little trilogy of short stories for the SF anthology.
- I completed the cover illustration for the Fantasy anthology. (Angel in Bronze)

This week?
- Finish interior design for Warrior Mage and submit to Createspace for Proof Copy
- Do interior design for Anthologies
- Design anthology cover scheme
- Work on cover art
- Flesh out concept for Romance series - an attempt at a larger market.

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Worked on my Stone novel. I started a new chapter with one basic scene I liked in it. I figured as thought of it would be around 2,000 words long chapter--kinda of short compared to the others. And I wasn't sure how this scene related to what was happening. Same MC and it involved a gate to another dimension that have been appearing lately, but it seemed to be just a scene without a real purpose. But as I kept writing it hit me that this could be my MC's first encounter with the bad guy. With a hint of why he is doing what he doing that is causing the gates to form.

And so far the chapter is going to be over 5,000 words.

Some of this chapter may also explain this universe some.

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