OMFG: April Brexit Showers May Bring American Impeachment?

by Shelton Bumgarner

I looked at the schedule for Brexit and at April 14, that’s about the same timetable that AG Bill Barr says some form of the Mueller Report might come out.

That might be…interesting?

Goal: Have Jennifer Lawrence Produce The Movie Version Of My Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner

Things are zipping along with the scene summary I’m writing for my novel and hopefully by April 1st, I can finally begin writing the first draft seriously.

I find myself daydreaming about who I would want to produce the movie version of the novel and one name stands out: Jennifer Lawrence.

But whatever.

I have to actually write the damn thing first.

Novel Notes Of March 29th, 2019

— Things are moving along nicely.

— Going to try to keep the word count to about 165,000.

Novel Notes For March 28th, 2019

— Had a structural problem I had to fix.

I have a lot of work still to do.


by Shelton Bumgarner

This is a chat about the audience for the novel I’m developing and writing right now. It’s kind of silly, but thoughtful.

Some Idle Thoughts On My Novel’s ‘High Concept’

by Shelton Bumgarner

I dunno. Either this is novel’s concept is genius or completely ridiculous. Here are some thoughts.

Novel Notes For March 27th, 2019

— Things are going fine right now.

— Have a lot of blank time to fill up.

— The novel occurs over about 5 months.

— The book is very cinematic

— Rock music is at the center of this concept.

You Can Either Get Drunk All The Time Now, Or Run Like Hell

by Shelton Bumgarner

So, I’m writing a novel.

Now that Trump’s probably never leaving office, I feel like I have been pushed into the second act of personal quest for fire.

Because of a unique set of circumstances, I have a window of opportunity to throw my entire mind at writing a 200,000 word work of pop art about life in the Trump Era done in the guise of a thriller set in a small Southern community.

It may suck, but at least you can’t say I didn’t try.

And given the track record of writers, I’ll probably die of consumption even if I do manage to sell the thing to a publishing house. Or I’ll have to self publish.

Or something.

Something sucky.

But my entire creative life is officially consumed by this project. I’m giving myself a deadline of Jan. 1st, 2020 to finish a SECOND draft.

Wish me luck.

Bob Mueller Falls On His Sword

by Shelton Bumgarner

I think Bob Mueller fell on his sword.

In other words, much like how SCOTUS sacrificed its historical legitimacy as part of the 2000 election recount decision, so, too, did Mueller take a look into the void of going after who he needed to indict and say, “Nope!”

As such, in the short term, I guess we can all kind of just start listening to disco again. Because, in a sense, Mueller took it upon himself to pardon Trump and as such, Trump is going to slowly take over the country and turn us into Russia now.

It’s going to suck!

All I can say is, if you have anything creative in your head get at it. Soon enough we may not have the freedoms we’re used to. I give it less than 20 years.


Novel Notes For March 24th, 2019

— Things keep getting better.

— I’m really actually, for once, beginning to get into the first half of the second act.

— There’s a reason why they tell you not to show your first draft to anyone. This first draft is going to be pretty chaotic.

— I’m a little nervous at the 200,000 word length, but the book I’m modeling the story after structure-wise, The Girl Who Play With Fire, is that length, so there you go. That’s what I’m shooting for. I really want that length, but we’ll see what happens once the beta readers get to it.

— It’s going to be interesting to see how long it takes me to finish the first draft. I know the major beats I want to hit, but how I actually manage to get there will likely be a pretty wild ride.