Now Working On The Novel’s ‘Bible’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’m now working on the document that will be what I use to actually write the first draft of the novel itself. I’m giving myself until July 4th to finish it. Or, put it another way, whatever I have at that point, I’m running with.

I’m trying to give myself a page a scene, or about 200 pages. And I’m trying to do in a way whereby I can essentially scan the text and get as much information as possible. This comes after I’ve finished a scene summary, which has helped a lot.

It took a long, long time — several months — to get to this point. But now things should move a lot quicker. I should be able to wrap the bible up by my deadline and work seriously towards wrapping up a first draft — that only I will read — within about three months.

After that, I will take about a month break, as is suggested.

Then I will turn around and do it all over again. Though, I suspect the things will go much, much faster. I’m shooting for a Summer 2020 publishing date, though I have a hunch for various reasons, it may be more like Summer 2021.

I just don’t know, though. I just don’t know.

I’m moving as fast as I can. Overall, it feels great. I’m really pleased with what I’ve managed to come up with so far. It’s a really interesting little political fairytale.

Wish me luck.

V-Log: Novel Notes For June 9th, 2019 — Hit A Scene Summary Milestone, Of Sorts. Maybe

Some thoughts.

V-Log: Novel Notes For June 8th, 2019 — Development Is Going Well (So Far)

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

‘Leaving Manhattan’ — #Lyrics To A #Pop #Rock Song

Leaving Manhattan
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you produce or perform

Everyday is like the last
Think it’s going to be a gas
When you leave Manhattan at last
But we all know, you’re never going to go
No matter how many times you say in a row
That it’s your fate, don’t you know

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Just another whiff
Of your cigarette
And the people around you will complain
Tell you to hop that train
But you know it’s just all very lame

In the end you’ll be in the Midwest
Remembering what you lost
All the coffeeshops where you were the boss
But no one will remember in the end
How you never left Manhattan
No matter the cost

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

(bridge)
You’ll stay forever that’s for sure
They’ll name a street after you
Or maybe a chair at your favorite bar
You won’t go far
Especially not midtown
That would leave a scar

But you’re ready for flight
If even for upstate
Anything at this point
To lift the weight

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Jack Black — #Lyrics To A #Punk Song.

Jack Black
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you produce or perform

Sometimes it’s jack and sometimes it’s black
But in the end we all know it’s whack
If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

Girls come and go
Some are hot and some are not
They can be good in bed or not
But all I know is I want you
If you leave it will be black as night
Jackshit is to much for me to bear

I’m ready for you to be mine one way or another
You’re going to to love me I know for sure
If you don’t then I am unaware
If the end of this will be all that fair

If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

(bridge)
No need for this bridge to exist
Jane or June is just as fine
But you’re not telling me the truth I can tell
Let me tell you what I know
You’re just as fun, just as fun, just as fun

When are we going to straighten things out
So I won’t have to scream and shout
All I need is just a taste of your love
To know if you’re going to be the one for me
Otherwise, I’ll just scream

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black

‘Baby Making Music’ — #Lyrics To An Ode To Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Romance

Baby Making Music
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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We all see you two
Doing your thing
In public with no shame
Now you both broke up
With your boo
What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

I don’t care
If if it’s Marvin or Luthor or Prince
We all know what’s on your mind
You need to stop your frontin
And start with your groovin

What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

(bridge)
We all know you will deny
That you both sigh with the other around
But we’re not dumb
You’re in love it’s true
So make a baby, won’t you

In the end a baby needs to be made
So we can all go back to your bread
And curse it as we always do

But for you not to link eyes and turn down the shades
Is to deny what we all know is true
You want to knock it in the night
With only the mood as a witness

‘Forward’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Rock Song

Forward
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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The trick is to go forward
No matter what they say
Don’t blame anyone but yourself
If you don’t get laid, laid, laid

The girls will exclaim you’re just lame
But you and I know that’s not the same
As putting yourself out there for the fame

Forward is the only way
Forward is your direction
Forward
Forward
Forward
Any other way is backwards, my friend

If you’re not breathing then you’re dead
You’re going to have to face
That you’re in the red
Don’t believe what you’ve read
Girls like you’d that’s the truth
They will, at least, if you produce

You can’t edit a blank page
If you write what the people want
You might just get laid
But don’t blame me
If you choke
You’ve got the will within you to produce great art

Forward is the only way
Forward is your direction
Forward
Forward
Forward
Any other way is backwards, my friend
(Bridge)
No one will listen to you
If you just say oh shoot
Publish or perish I have to say
You want to get laid
I mean that as no shade

Now is time to do your job
Rob from the greats if that’s your thing
In the end you’ll be seen as great
Maybe finally get a date
With a girl you sees you a a catch
How long that will last
Is anyone’s guess




The Long Arm Of Usenet: An Observation About Facebook Orienting Itself Around Facebook Groups

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have gone on a great length about how someone should “kill” Twitter by updating Usenet UX / UI. Well, now that Facebook is beginning to orient itself around its Facebook Groups feature, let me note thing.

If you combine Facebook Groups with Facebook Notes and then take it to the next level by threading the discussions using Notes inside the groups, well, there you go. My personal vision becomes a reality.

That’s what I want.

That’s what I want to be able to use.

The question, of course, is will Facebook see what I see?

Novel Development Notes For June 5th, 2019 — About To Finish the Second Half Of The Second Act Of The Scene Summary, Being Paranoid Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Steal A Creative March On Me

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

This is a very scattershot, rambling talk about the state of the novel I’m writing and my low-key paranoia that the brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge will somehow steal a creative march on me going forward.

Novel Notes For June 3rd, 2019 — Pushing Forward

Some thoughts.