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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 new. Hard to identify for sure, but I might have gotten one review from the Story Cartel trial. [Frown]

MAGE STORM: No queries for now.
I'm going to have to consider my path forward with this one. Waiting out a request and a couple of newer queries. [Frown]

MAGIC AND POWER: Continue working through Sheena's excellent crit.


THE SHAMAN'S CURSE: Let it sit for a little while before making another, more complete,pass.
Just about to start on that last pass through. [Smile]

DREAMER'S ROSE: Pause, for now.
Easy one. [Smile]

THE IGNORED PROPHECY: Pause for now.
Another easy one. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.
Yes. Even an extra one. [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

THE BARD'S GIFT:
Figure out what to try next.

MAGE STORM: No queries for now.
Wait out the latest request and a couple of recent queries. Consider alternate possibilities.

MAGIC AND POWER:
Get additional feedback on the first five chapters. Work on the query.

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE:
Start the next pass. Work on the cover art. Plan for a July launch.

DREAMER'S ROSE:
Pause, for now.

THE IGNORED PROPHECY:
Pause for now.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Grumpy old guy
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I'm working on creating the first novel in a series of sci-fi stories revolving around two central characters as they journey through the local part of the galaxy. I guess I'm showing my age: I don't like the term speculative fiction. Anyway, for the last few weeks I've been working on the back-story for the story's milieu, and I'm still working on it. I can't develop the characters until I have the society they were brought up in worked out, which is, Earth invaded by aliens. Actually, they didn't succeed and there is now a stand-off between a devastated Earth and an alien fleet in orbit that can't leave until it re-supplies. What's taking me so long is trying to avoid all the cliches that surround any sci-fi story.

And it aint easy...

Phil

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