The Struggle Is Real

by Shelt Garner

Now that I’ve had my birthday, I’m finally in a new year on an emotional level. So now I’m going to gird my loins and throw myself back into this first novel in a five novel series.

The reason why I keep banging my head against the wall is I know that a lot of the problems I’m experiencing come from my struggle to figure out how I develop and write a novel. So, in a sense, I would have this type of struggle no matter what novel — or screenplay for that matter — I was working on.

So my goal now is to pour myself some bourbon then start sketching out scene summaries then sit down and start writing new scenes from scratch. I’ve come to realize that I have to stop using scenes I’ve already written and fall back to writing scenes from scratch.

This is very frustrating, however. Some of all of this comes from still not knowing what the fuck I’m doing. And once I do know how I do tell this kind of huge story, the next four novels in the series will hopefully go a lot faster.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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