I Need To Work On A Second Creative Track So Bad

by Shelt Garner

I keep telling myself that I’m going to work on a back up story and then…I don’t do squat. I’ve become so totally consumed with working on my first novel that it’s really, really difficult for me to focus on anything but it.

The heroine of my first novel has a sleeve tattoo similar to what Megan Fox now sports, even though I came up with the idea first.

I say this because there is a real chance that my first novel is just going to be too fucking long. Instead of about 100,000 words, it could be in the 140,000 to 160,000 spectrum.

This is not good.

But I just don’t know yet. I won’t know until I finish the novel then put all the scenes into a single document and do a word count. So, it’s possible that my eyeballing of the number of words to scenes could be off and instead of the novel being about 140,000 words, it might be closer to 120,000.

I just don’t know.

But I do have a lot of really interesting back up stories — all of them scifi.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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