The State Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing As Of August 31st, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of My #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing As of August 30th, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The Influence Of Alexa Chung On The Female Lead Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Inspiration has to come from somewhere, people. While my female romantic lead in this scifi novel I’m writing isn’t so much based on Alexa Chung as she is inspired by her, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to explain my thinking about the character. For what it’s worth, the character in my head is a hodgepodge of several brunettes I like, including Alexa Chung, Eve Peyser, Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole and this or that other hot chick I’ve noticed. Throw in a tone of Andrew Sullivan’s political views and you got yourself as character.

V-Log: The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing As A #Critique Of The #Trump Era

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The more I get into writing this novel, the more I realize it’s going to appear to be a critique of the Trump Era, so I might as well play into it some. I keep finding different little digs I can take at Trump and his era, so away we go.

V-Log: My #Novel As A Spiritual Successor To ‘The Martian’ & ‘Dome’ #Scifi #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have one solid chapter at this point in the process and trying to build out from it. The more I think about this novel, the more it appears to be a hybrid of several different other works of pop literature and art. Among the other stories greatly influencing what I’m writing are The Martian, Dome, The Girl Who Played With Fire, Mission: Impossible — Fallout, Arrival, Contact and what little I know of the story-line of Annihilation.

In its own way, the story is also meant to be a critique of Trump’s America. It novel names names in a direct political fashion that might make it divisive. My fear is it would be viewed by those in the extreme Right as some sort of bizarre Leftist Turner Diaries. That’s not my goal at all. My goal is write a rip-roaring yarn that makes some pretty specific political points along the way. I want this to be a summer beach read that is so easy-breeze you can read it over the course of a long weekend and recommend to your spouse mid-way through.

But on a more basic level, if I can write a novel that is good enough for one (1!) person who I don’t know will read, enjoy and ask me when the next book is coming out, I will have succeeded. That’s because generally people think my writing sucks.

V-Log: The State Of My #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing As Of August 27th, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing As Of August 27th, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: Mulling The Structure Of The Beginning Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

V-Log: Tentatively Finished The First Chapter Of The First Draft Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: Struggling With The Nature Of The Romantic Leads Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.