V-Log: The Status Of My #Novel For August 12, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Just me talking out where things stand with the novel I’m working on. Enjoy.

V-Log: Race & Gender Politics In My #Novel #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In this v-log I do a deep dive into a whole host of issues I hope to address in my novel.

V-Log: Status Update For My Scifi Novel For August 11, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Things are moving along quite quickly.

V-Log: Status Of My Novel At About 11,000 Words, First Draft

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The novel I’m working on is a spiritual successor to The Martin and Arrival. It will be a really easy read, but present the audience with some thought provoking concepts. I’m writing the first draft of the novel right now and it’s changing pretty dramatically from the original scene summary I’m using as my guide. But the story is improving significantly. I’m quite pleased.

I’m giving myself until the end of the year to write the first draft, which I hope will be about 100,000 words.

V-Log: Thoughts At 9,000 Words, First Draft

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’m at about the 9,000 word mark of the first draft of my novel and here are my thoughts.

V-Log: Mulling The Status Of My Novel

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Here’s me talking about my novel some. Enjoy.

V-Log: Novel Status Report For August 10th, 2018

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’ve officially begun the journey of writing a novel. I hope to, on occasion, give little status reports on where things stand with the novel as I write it. Writing a novel is a lot of fun, if exhausting and a lot of work.

My Novel Is Moving Along Nicely

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

My novel is moving along quite nicely. I’ve written about 3,000 words alone today and continue to feel inspired. The story addresses some pretty fundamental issues. If was Philip K. Dick I would just take speed and finish a first draft within three days. But, alas, I’m not a speed freak, so it’s going to take considerably longer.

I might finish a private first draft in, say, six months if I really push at it and am faithful.

I feel like I’m in a relationship. I feel like I’m dating a really fun, really attractive woman. She’s age appropriate, is cool and carries me home after I get wasted.

Anyway, writing a novel is quite solitary.

This book could easily be turned into a movie, though. It’s really interesting.

V-Log: Finished A Scene Summary Of A Scifi Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

For once I’ve finished a scene summary of a novel and I’m proud of it. Now, to start writing the first draft of the novel.

V-Log: Continued Mulling Of A Novel I’m Developing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have a really strong novel concept I’m about to start writing. I have gotten as far as the scene summary outline, but the characters are still in flux. But the whole thing is a lot of fun.