by Shelt Garner
It’s now Sept. 1st and as I vowed to myself — I’m going to get back to writing in a big way. I hope to do this in the context of reading a lot, too. I hope, in fact, to force myself to read Stephen King’s “IT” starting today in an effort to start a yearly tradition of doing so just about when it gets to spooky season. I’ve read the book three times already and it, along with John Irving’s “The World According to Garp” are my favorite books.
I face two issues when it comes to working on this first novel. One is I fear the novel is simply too long. I’m embarrassed by how many scenes I have, given that each scene is probably going to be on average 1,000 words. The other the process of writing this novel is way too slow. And, yet, I really like the process I’ve come up with, even though it’s slows me down.
But I think I think one key issue is I need to remember why I started this project to begin with — I fucking hate Trumplandia. And it’s quite clear that Trumplandia is coming back. And, given that I want to write six novels in this universe, I’m pretty nervous about what is going to happen in late 2024, early 2025.
And, yet, I think if I just believe in my self and see what happens. I can’t make decisions on what I don’t know, only on what I do know.