Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bringing Back Birth of a Novel


Elizabeth Poole and I are bringing back the Birth of a Novel Blog Chain! I'm so excited!

We both felt that a little extra motivation might do all of us good during this busy holiday season. Some of you may be starting Nano today. Others of you might be in the middle of your WIP. Wait! What about those who are revising and editing?

Everyone can play! It doesn't matter what stage you are in your writing journey, we want to know how you're doing and what we can do to help you keep moving forward.

Every Thursday post a progress report, then visit the other participants and encourage them to keep working toward their goals. Everyone is welcome to grab a button and join the blog chain by signing into the linky below.

So for today, just share with us what your goals are. It can be your goal for the week, month, or rest of 2012.

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13 comments:

  1. My goal is to complete edits on CassaStorm and send to my publisher by November 15!

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    1. Yay! I love that goal because I can't wait to read CassaStorm!

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  2. I was part of this before. I may get back into this again. Hmmm...

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  3. I posted goals today, but I'm not doing nano!

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    1. No worries! You don't have to do Nano to participate. I wanted to do Nano, but there is no way in the world that's going to happen with moving next week. My brain doesn't want to do anything more serious than read fiction. All day, snuggled up on the couch. ;)

      I need to post my goals sometime today as well.

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  4. 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow! My novel-related goal is to promote, promote, promote The Big Smoke, which slightly conflicts with my other goal - gets lots of sleep and make sure I'm prepared for bub's arrival!

    Not sure if I'll start my next book while I'm on maternity leave before bub comes. Will depend on how much mental energy I have! :-)

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    1. Worthy goals! I think you should sleep when you can for the first few months of the little guy's life. Trust me on that one. ;)

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  5. This sounds like a good idea. I have to start editing my last WIP. I'm not good at estimating how long something will take, but I'd like to get through the second draft by the end of the year. That might be a little ambitious but I need to push myself to get anything done :)

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    1. Join us! We can talk about goals, re-evaluate as needed and then check up on each other. We'd love to have you!

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  6. Okay, my goal for the next week is to survive. LOL, more specifically:
    1. finish my short story for the UB anthology
    2. Get Scrivener set up with my outline for Search for Knowledge
    3. Have my house cleaned so I can leave Thursday night or at least Friday morning to head for my new home. (at least the moving company will do all the packing)

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  7. Sorry I'm late (I'm always late), but I signed up. I'm crazy, but I sort of decided to do NaNo at the last minute. My goals for next week are to get 15,000 words on my novel (though I'll pat myself on the back for 8,000). My other goal is to finish the general comments on my dissertation (that could take two weeks, but I'll be optimistic for now).

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    1. Wow! Nano and working on a dissertation! Good luck to you on both. I'm sort of doing my own version of Nano this year because of moving next week. Anything and everything will be a win in my book! LOL, no pun intended.

      And you're not late at all. This is a "make it what you need it to be" kind of motivational endeavor. Glad to have you.

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