by Shelt Garner
I’m going to take a break from “doom scrolling” on Twitter to give as much attention as possible to the novel. This is the most stable the novel has been to date.
The only issue right now is I have a huge hole in the outline that I have to flesh out. But given how strong what I’ve written is so far, I hopeful that won’t be too much of a problem. I should be able to fill out the outline well before the end of the month.
I have given myself a pretty tight deadline to wrap up the first draft, for no other reason than this fall is going to be a massive clusterfuck and I’m apt to be rather distracted.
One issue I simply don’t know is the actual chronology of events after I finish the first draft. I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to finish the second draft and then turn around and write the third draft (after some beta readers give me input) so I can turn around and query that to an agent.
There’s just a lot I don’t know. But that’s kind of the fun of all of this in the first place, the “learning by doing” aspect of it all. What’s more, this whole project is meant to be a two book, one story type of deal so soon I’m going to be starting up on developing the second book.