At ~85,000 Words, First Draft

by Shelt Garner

I’m just now entering the latter stages of the second act of this novel. And, hopefully, I will zoom through to the ending by the end of the month. Then I plan on taking a break for a few weeks (maybe a month.)


During that pause, I will work on the second book in the project as well as a second creative track novel.

I still have a lot of work to do.

I honestly don’t know how I’m going to afford a good beta reader. But, hopefully, something will work out.

It’s tough finding someone to read your novel who isn’t a fucking stalker or who doesn’t have some sort of twisted ulterior motive. I just need someone to read over the second draft and tell me how to improve it.

But I will need a pretty fast turn-around, which is, unto itself, another pain in the butt.

And, yet, here I am. This project is turning out to be exactly what I wanted when I started it a few years ago. Now, to lock things down and finish it so I can turn around and try to get a literary agent.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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