By Shelton Bumgarner
Just some random, brief words as of right now.
— The novel, even though it’s just a first draft, continues to grow, change and get a lot better.
— While I thought this novel was going to be a Girl With for educated Hispanics, it’s now much more likely to be a guilty pleasure for the women who read The New Yorker.
— Though I have no idea what I’m doing, having spent a lot of time on development definitely has made what I’m working on right now a lot better. So, again, anyone who thought they could needle me into writing by refusing to validate my wish to do it my way can fuck off. I don’t want you in my life again, ever.
— A lot will depend on how much work I’m willing to put into this. Things are moving along, yes, but I have a huge amount of work ahead of me.
— A lot could go wrong. A whole lot. There are many, many different ways someone could steal a march on me going forward. But as I keep saying, this is more about me simply wanting to write a great story than it is me thinking I can write some sort of “break out” first novel.