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Meredith
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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 SHAMAN'S CURSE/THE VOICE OF PROPHECY/BEYOND THE PROPHECY: Group sale starts tomorrow. http://cleanindiereadssale.com/ The boxed set will be only $1.99.
Group sale results: so-so. [Frown]

WAR OF MAGIC: Social media promotion.
Some. [Smile]

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING: Continue writing first draft.
Continuing . . . slowly. [Smile]

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

Next Week's Goals:

THE SHAMAN'S CURSE/THE VOICE OF PROPHECY/BEYOND THE PROPHECY:
Nothing this week.

WAR OF MAGIC:
Social media promotion.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING:
Continue writing first draft.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Disgruntled Peony
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Glad your first draft is on the move, Meredith. Slow and steady wins the race. [Smile]

I started a writing diary a week and a half ago as an experiment, and at this point I can safely say that it's something I intend to keep doing. It's essentially a way to keep myself aware of and accountable to how much writing I actually do on a daily basis. Even on days when I don't get a lot accomplished, scrolling back over the last few days and seeing a record of my progress gives me renewed vigor to pick things back up the next day.

I've made decent progress toward my novella. I've got the bones and some of the musculature for the culture and religion, and the same goes for the characters. (I've found fleshing out the characters helps the culture and vice versa, so I'm working at it from both angles.) I also have a plot hook in mind to propel the characters forward, although I've been so focused on setting-related conflict and conflict between the protagonists that I have yet to work on my external antagonist (although I know more or less what is needed).

I intend to work on my novella during the month of November, as finishing out 25k or so in the course of a month will be more fitting to my current writing pace than a 50k word goal. I do hope to finish my first draft by the end of November, though.

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