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
As for me.
Last Week's Goals:
MAGE STORM: Wait out the latest request and a couple of recent queries. After that, I'll probably try a small publisher. Still waiting. It's been two months on the request.
MAGIC AND POWER: Write the synopsis. Done!
THE SHAMAN'S CURSE: Plan for a July launch. Well, trying anyway.
DREAMER'S ROSE: Pause, for now. Easy one.
THE IGNORED PROPHECY: Finish reworking the chapters I'd "finished" and start forward. Almost done with the previously "finished" chapters. They were a lot less finished than I'd thought.
WEIRD OZ: I've finally started to get some new ideas on how to fix this one. For now, just jot those ideas down as they come and let them percolate. Ongoing.
Life intruded last week and I didn’t get to do more than ‘think’ about my Daisyworld task on Monday, after that it all went to pot. What I did manage to do yesterday (Saturday) was to get all my whiteboard images collated and organised with the idea of transcribing them to text. With luck, this coming week I will accomplish that ‘new’ task and work on these carryover ones. Wish me luck, but I hope I won’t need it.
This coming week I want to explore their ‘Powers’. What makes them Gods and what can they do? I also want to start exploring the dynamics between all three ‘children’ and between each of them and their ‘Father’, both collectively and individually.
I want to think about how, well, um, err, how, um, the abilities she has manifest themselves in her mind and how this affects her physically and emotionally. As you can tell, this is all a bit nebulous at the moment.
I want to try and start writing the 30 yearlong back-story of the milieu up to the point where the actual story I’m writing starts. In thinking about all this I realised this is going to give me fertile ground for a whole slew of short stories and novels into the future. Yum!