Have To Manage The ‘Middle Aged Male Sex Fantasy’ Aspect Of This Novel’s Conceit

by Shelton Bumgarner

I’ve finally settled on what’s going in this novel as we open, but there are some pretty logical obvious angles in the story that I have to be careful about. It’s way, way too easy for this to veer off into my own personal sex fantasy given what’s going on.

So, what I have to do is be really self conscious about it.

In large part, the problem is if I somehow miraculously managed to sell the spec novel, it would be easy for Twitter liberals to hear about it second hand and dunk on me pretty hard for thinking up a post-modern “Barbwire.” It doesn’t matter what my intent is, I really need to be aware of that.

So, I may have to address that issue in an indirect manner. Even though logically something would happen, I have to be a bit more indirect about it.

But after about four months of development I think I’ve reached the end of the beginning. Things should move significantly faster now because I have the backstory mythos of this little liberal fever dream down pat.

I’ve given myself 100 pages to do a scene summary. And I’ve given myself about 2 weeks to write that so I can, in turn, begin to write the first draft of the novel as of March 1.

We’ll see.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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