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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:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Social media promotion.
Some. [Smile]

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

MAGE STORM: Read through what I've already rewritten.
Not yet. [Frown]

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

Next Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC):
Social media promotion.

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

MAGE STORM:
Read through what I've already rewritten.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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LDWriter2
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Worked mainly on the revision of last year's Nano Novel "The Courier" an exciting steampunk tale of a young female Courier set in our time.


So now it's all of 61,000 words. Six chapters. I will be splitting one 15,700 word chapter up and I have one scene to add but unless I come up with something else that is it-which is possible. It looks like I will be a bit short of 65,000 words.

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Disgruntled Peony
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Work interfered with my writing mindset a couple of days (truck day followed by having to cover an extra shift on my day off because of a sick coworker), but I did write on the other days, and I plan to make up for lost time over the weekend. My goal is to write five days next week, which gives me a couple off days if I need them.
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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Good goals, Disgruntled Peony. Best wishes on them.

One thing to remember is that if you happen to fall too far behind, don't try to make up for lost time - that can be more discouraging than you need.

Just start again from where you are - maybe look at each week afresh. If you didn't manage to get in 5 days last week, try for 5 days in the coming week, and try again as each week comes along.

And if work allows, thinking about your writing and figuring out things to do when you actually have writing time can count for "writing work" even if you don't manage to put down any words that day.

Life happens, but writers can use that.

Again, best wishes!

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quote:
Originally posted by Disgruntled Peony:
Work interfered with my writing mindset a couple of days (truck day followed by having to cover an extra shift on my day off because of a sick coworker), but I did write on the other days, and I plan to make up for lost time over the weekend. My goal is to write five days next week, which gives me a couple off days if I need them.

I agree with Kathleen, this is a good goal and I add it's good you got some in even with RL interfering.
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