by Shelt Garner
Welp. I have radically revamped the first novel in this projected six novel project. As such, I now have a solid first act gamed out. And that’s it. Everything is up in the air and I have no idea — at this point — what I’m going to do to flesh things out.
But I definitely have a pretty good idea as to how to reinvent the novel’s story. And given that apparently the type of person who I would need to talk to to help me finish this project — literary consultants — think I’m bonkers I’m going to have to do all by myself.
I know I can do it, however. In fact, it will be a testament to my own writing ability that I can pull it off without any help. And my writing and storytelling ability has improved significantly since I started this project and, as such, I can figure out how to re-invent this story without any help.
But it sure would be nice to be able to pay someone with more experience than me who might be able to help me see things that I can’t see. Or, just in general, I’m just annoyed that literary consultants won’t let me pay them to help me. I don’t get it.
I’m usually able to use my “colorful” personality to my advantage and for that not to be the case in this instance is troubling, to say the least.
I suppose that should I ultimately be successful without help that will become part of the story about the story. But I’m excited to see what I’m ultimately able to come up with.
But this this radical revamping of the novel is going to delay, yet again, the timetable for when I finish the (glup) first draft of this novel. And I still have five other novels I hope to write in this series. Yet, the focus needs to be on getting the first book written and finished.