Developing and #Writing A #Novel Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

by Shelt Garner

It looks a though it’s going to be the rest of the week before I can finish up Part 2 of the novel I’m working on. I have suddenly flashes of inspiration here and there that help the novel lurch forward.

But it’s all very haphazard.

It just takes come — and maybe a lot of booze — to see things in a different way. I’ve been developing this thing for two years and I have a lot of scenes established in my mind that I move around as needed. It’s when I have to think up entirely new scenes that things slow down.

But I’m pretty content right now. Things are moving forward.

I simply need to do a lot of reading when I’m not developing. I find reading really forces me out of my comfort zone. It helps me look at things in a different way because it distracts me, if nothing else.

I hope to wrap up development of Part 2 by the end of the week then I’ll start writing again. Hopefully. It takes time to sketch out individual scenes once I get the macro done.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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