V-Log: Novel Notes For June 17th, 2019: Development Of The #Novel’s ‘Bible’ Is Going Well So Far

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Novel I’m Developing & #Writing As Of June 16th, 2019

Some thoughts.

Writing A Novel Is A Huge Amount of Work

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Writing a novel is so much work, especially when you’re doing your development in a very fluid manner like I am. I still haven’t gotten my names locked down.

But I am pleased with the overall conceit of the novel. It’s strong and at this point I think it’s going to boil down more to if I can strike at just the right moment culturally and also, well, my writing ability.

I really want to try to sell this novel in about a year. But that might be pushing it. I want this to be a breach read in 2020. It want it to be an accessible, thought provoking political thriller that you can also read over a long weekend and enjoy simply as a thriller.

If you get the deeper meaning, that’s great.

I will be content if I can get just maybe six people who think I suck as a writer to enjoy the novel and recommend it to a friend. That would be pretty sweet. I do, however, want to at least attempt to publish it through a traditional publishing house.

But if that doesn’t work, I’m going to be one of those lame, dumb indy authors who beg you to buy their book on Twitter. I find that currently to be a fate worst than death, but I would like SOMEONE to read this thing I’ve put so much work into.

I have, however, not even seriously begun the first draft, so I still have a lot of time ahead of me before that happens. If all else fails, I’ll simply use all this work as leverage to write a screenplay or another novel a lot — a lot — faster.

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.

Novel Notes For June 3rd, 2019 — Pushing Forward

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes For June 2nd, 2019 — Developing, As Of Right Now, Is Going Well

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarler

I’m now giving myself until July 1st, 2019 to wrap up development. But that’s really simply erroring on the side of caution. There’s a decent change I will be ready to write the official first draft of the novel a lot sooner than that unless disaster strikes.

Which, of course, it could very well do.

V-Log: The State of My Novel & A Rant About The Perils Of Modern Storytelling

Some thoughts.

Idle Rambling About The State Of The #Novel I’m Writing

Some thoughts.