Things Continue To Improve With My Novel

by Shelt Garner

While the scene continues to edge up some, in general, things –I think — have begun to stabilize some with this novel. One of my big worries is the story just isn’t dark enough for the genre. People want dark, twisted death and destruction when it comes to a modern mystery-thriller and, well, my story is more *edgy* than dark and twisted.

I kind of go there a few times. A few times I touch on subjects you just don’t really see talked about in pop fiction, at least, not in the way I address them. I’m very sex-positive, so I kind of matter-of-factly write about some rather provocative things between two consenting adults that will either make you giggle or oh, “hmmmm.”

Some of what I depict in this novel makes me nervous. I’m 50 years old, so I can only get in so much trouble with my family, but I think maybe that’s a good sign. It means I’m not playing it safe — even if the novel still isn’t nearly as dark and twisted as the modern mystery-thriller should be.

Only time will tell, I suppose.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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