Idle Ruminations As I Work On The 2nd Draft Of My #Novel #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am hard at work on the second draft of my novel and it’s interesting how difficult it is to get people to understand that the first draft that I have sent out for them to read is just that, a first draft. And as such, it’s not finished and there are more drafts to come.

Some people can not, will not understand that I am writing the whole thing all over again from scratch and the next draft will be a lot longer and a lot better. It kind of boggles my mind. Something that seems so obvious and simple to me is simply not within the realm of understanding for some people.

The first draft of my novel is crap. It stinks. It’s “lazy” and “garbage” that “sucks.” That, at least is what one person who read it told me. Anyway, I am rewriting the whole thing from scratch and I, at least, feel that this second draft is a lot better

I should not have even shown the first draft to anyone, but I couldn’t help myself. The second draft I think I will keep to myself more. I’m writing the second draft more for myself than anyone else. I do, however, really need to read more. As it stands, I don’t really read novels. But I need to change that, big time.

Anyway, I am going to finish this second draft and then do another outline and rewrite the whole thing again. Maybe once I get to the third draft I will have drained enough passion out of all of this that I will finally be able to write some much needed character studies. I am beginning to understand these characters better, but they are still ad hoc enough that sometimes give them traits simply because I need them to have them.

Regardless, I am really enjoying doing all this writing. Hopefully, eventually, I will finally write a draft good enough that people won’t tell me it sucks.

If you are all that interested, here is the first draft — >> Nuk. It sucks and is a waste of time, but I needed to write it to get the story down so I could write the next draft more effectively. Should you read it and have some advice, please email me at migukin (at) gmail.com.

Talk To Me Internet: #Writing The Second Draft Of The #Novel #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In this one, I talk about working on the second draft of my novel. I am trying to write as much as I can every day, but it just takes physical time to do such things.

Talk To Me Internet: Of #Politics, #Trump & #Writing A #Novel 2nd Draft Outline

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The question of the moment is, “How did Trump come about and why?” I also talk about working on the 2nd draft of the outline for my 2nd outline of my novel.

Talk To Me Internet: Dwelling On My #Novel #Writing #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Just some dwelling on my novel. I like the fact that I have a big creative project to work on.

V-Log: Discussion Of The 2nd Draft Of The 2nd Half Of The 2nd Act Of My Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am hard at work on the second draft of the outline for my novel. These v-logs are me talking about where things stand some. I am really tired, so I don’t know how far I will get to write tonight.

V-Log: A Rambling Daydream About A New News Source

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

We currently have a problem. A huge problem. That problem is people simply do not want to step out of their comfort zone and be exposed to news that challenges their existing beliefs. So, I propose we establish a new news source that has really conservative and really liberal writers and throws them together. It can’t hurt. We need a news source that both sides could agree on was “fair and balanced.”

I have no money, so this is just a foolish daydream.

V-Log: Worried About A Wag The Dog Situation In North Korea

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am really worried about the possibility of a Wag The Dog situation North Korea, with the Trump Administration provoking a war there to distract people from all the craziness going on in Washington right now.