by Shelton Bumgarner
I have thought up scenarios my entire life and writing a novel uses the same part of my brain. One thing that has happened to my scenario in just the last few days is I’ve realized that it’s not dark or serious enough.
As such, I’ve effectively started from scratch — AGAIN — but in the context of a massive amount of development having already been done. The main thing I’ve changed is the nature of my Heros. The story is a lot more serious and a lot less full of sex used for comical ends.
I have finally managed to rewrite the first scene and I think pretty soon I’ll be able to reuse a lot of scenes I’ve already written. That will speed up the process considerably.