I Have To Manage My Expectations

by Shelt Garner

I once read a how-to book on writing novels that pretty much said, of all the different type of genres to try to write — just don’t even try to write a thriller. There are too many other people doing the same thing and, lulz, how about a scifi novel?

So, here I am, thinking about not just one thriller but SIX thrillers (making up two thematically connected trilogies.) And given various up-in-the-air elements of my private life (and how old I am), I have to accept that if “make it big” at this point in my life it’s probably going to be through photography, not the written word.

But, at the moment, I don’t have the money to buy the equipment for photography and I live in the middle of nowhere, so lulz. AND I’m getting to the age where any success I have will be framed by how old I was when I got it.

“Wow, look at the old person who became a success late in life! Freak!”

Or something like that.

Anyway, I’m not dead yet. I believe in myself, even if no one else does.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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