by Shelt Garner
Things are going quite well so far. I’m slowly working my way to the end of the first act. It’s going a lot slower than it needs to go, however, if I want to wrap the first draft up no later than Thanksgiving.
But the overall process is a lot of fun, if a lot of hard work.
One of the big issues is, as always, I have no idea what the world will look like when I actually finish the two novels. I also have to stay focused. It’s very easy for me to realize there’s another concept I could work on that’s a bit simpler that I could wrap up pretty quick.
Yet I’ve sunk this much time into this thing — and it’s a really strong concept — I might as well keep going.
I am, however, definitely learning how *I* develop and write a novel — or a screenplay for that matter.
I really, really like this story, however, so I’m going to keep going until something out of my control forces me to reassess things. Wish me luck.