V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Writing As Of Feb. 12 — A Critique Of The Trump Era

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Developing For Feb. 12 — A Political Fantasy For Park Slope Moms

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

The Conceit Of This Thriller Is Amazingly Great. Now To Finish The Scene Summary & Write A First Draft

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’ve finally heard the mental CLICK I’ve been waiting for. Things should move really fast now. I’m really relying upon a little bit of magical realism — and a huge amount of coastal elites need for wish fulfillment and general ignorance of any place in the country without a subway — to make things believable.

I have interesting characters with interesting backgrounds and I’m well on my way to making it all seem at least within the realm of possibility. If I do my job as a storyteller and writer REALLY WELL, someone, somewhere will actually read the finished product in about a year or so and ask, “What happens next!”

So, there you go.

But someone could steal the idea by reverse engineering my conspicuous babbling about this online or someone could write something similar independent of me and all of this will largely be mooted.

And there’s the Ken Bone problem whereby Twitter liberals will do due diligence on me and turn me into a joke. But, really, this project is more about learning how to tell a great story in novel form for my own sake than it is to write a “break out novel.”

Having said that, this is going to be a really fun read with a lot of deep subtext that might generate some buzz if all goes according to plan. I can’t help, of course, that the very people who might like the novel are the most likely to see me as a member of the patriarchy in need of a good slaying.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Writing — A Guilty Pleasure For New Yorker Readers

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

Have To Manage The ‘Middle Aged Male Sex Fantasy’ Aspect Of This Novel’s Conceit

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’ve finally settled on what’s going in this novel as we open, but there are some pretty logical obvious angles in the story that I have to be careful about. It’s way, way too easy for this to veer off into my own personal sex fantasy given what’s going on.

So, what I have to do is be really self conscious about it.

In large part, the problem is if I somehow miraculously managed to sell the spec novel, it would be easy for Twitter liberals to hear about it second hand and dunk on me pretty hard for thinking up a post-modern “Barbwire.” It doesn’t matter what my intent is, I really need to be aware of that.

So, I may have to address that issue in an indirect manner. Even though logically something would happen, I have to be a bit more indirect about it.

But after about four months of development I think I’ve reached the end of the beginning. Things should move significantly faster now because I have the backstory mythos of this little liberal fever dream down pat.

I’ve given myself 100 pages to do a scene summary. And I’ve given myself about 2 weeks to write that so I can, in turn, begin to write the first draft of the novel as of March 1.

We’ll see.

V-Log: The State Of The #Novel I’m #Writing As Of Feb. 10th — A #Thriller Set In A Liberal Fever Dream

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some vague development talk.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller #Novel #AmWriting As Of Feb. 9th — #Writing a Southern ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

This is extremely vague, but it gives you some insight into my thinking at this point.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Writing As Of Feb. 8th — The Southern ‘Girl With’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Writing As Of Feb. 8th — Establishing The First Mystery

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Developing As Of Feb. 6 — Addressing Identity Politics In Pop Art

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.