V-Log: The #Novel’s Development Is Now Zooming To The Next Stage

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I talk about my love of a bar in Seoul and the novel in this one.

V-Log: ‘Apocalypse Trump’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

This novel as my own personal “Apocalypse Now” for the Trump era.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m #Writing As Of Feb. 15 — An Allegory For The Trump Era

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m Writing As Of Feb. 14 — A Milestone

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: ‘True Stories’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Thriller I’m #Writing As Of Feb. 13 — ‘Slay The Patriarchy!’

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.

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 Elevator Pitch

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.