Hard Deadline For Wrapping Up The Third Draft of My First Novel: July 22, 2024

by Shelt Garner

I first arrived in South Korea around July 22, 2004. So, if I can return to South Korea for a few weeks in honor of that event, I can at least be content that I’ve finished the third draft of my novel. I hope to finish the third draft of my mystery-thriller a lot sooner than that, but lulz, I want some slack in the chronology in case things don’t work out.

Me in 2004 with my students.

So, July 22, it is.

That will give me some time to find the money to pay a manuscript consultant to look over the draft and then start querying in either late 2024, or early 2025. Then, of course, I could find my self languishing for y e a r s in the querying process. If that is the case, I’m going to piviot to working on another novel while all that is going on.

Of course, AI could make all my hard work over the years moot as could the fucking Fourth Turning. But, who knows. I just have to believe, you know. I have a really good story and I just have to focus and trying to finish the damn thing before I either die like Stieg Larsson or World War 3 happens. (Or AI simply makes humans writing novels comically quaint.)

My heroine looks like Nathalie Emmanuel as I write her.

But, who knows. You just have to believe.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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