Publish or Perish

by Shelt Garner

I am AGAIN beginning to make my way through the second draft of the novel. I STILL aim to wrap this process up no later than the end of spring. But I really need to stop being such a fucking perfectionist.

I have to realize that some of the issues with this thing won’t be addressed by me, but, rather Beta Readers and maybe a professional editor I might hire. But the clock is ticking.

If I don’t stop fucking around, it will be next year before I start the beta reader process and with the looming Fourth Turning approaching in late 2024, early 2025, I don’t want to do all this work with the novel only to it all come crashing down because we have a civil war.

Anyway. I need to be methodical about this process, but I can’t just spend months making sure that the beginning of the novel is absolutely right. I have to allow myself to “give up” and just get something, anything done that completes my vision for this novel and the story I hope to tell.

That’s the dream, at least.

I still hope to wrap this second draft up by no later than the end of spring in June.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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