I Need More Structure In My Life

by Shelt Garner

Now that it’s February 1st and I have a looming 50th birthday just days away, I need to give myself more structure. I read a very depressing tweet from a woman who apparently has struggled for years to get a literary agent.

So. I think what I need to do is take a deep breath and start to carve out some time each day to work on something OTHER than the novel I’m working on. I finally know how *I* develop and write a novel and, as such, the next creative project(s) that I work on SHOULD go a lot faster.


As such, I need to back up and buckle down. I need to read, use my Netflix account more and double down on working every day on something other than my first novel. I have two or three really solid scifi concepts rolling around in my mind and I think every day, no matter what, I need to spend a few hours on either those scifi novels or some other novel in the six novel project I’ve been working on.

I’ve finally reached a stable enough moment in this first novel that I can focus on working on something else with all this free time I have. These halcyon days are not going to last forever — and I’m not going to live forever, natch — so it’s put up or shut up time.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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