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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 — Mulling The State Of My #Novel #Writing #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am hard at work on the second outline of my novel. I continue to need people willing to read the first draft and give me some sense of how to make the second draft much, much better. But we’ll see. It will be interesting to see what happens. I am really enjoying writing this story. For once it’s not about me complaining about how much people hurt me, it’s just about telling a great story.

If you want to read the first, rough draft of my novel, you can find it here —-> Nuk I would prefer if you read it and gave me some input on how to make the next draft better. Everything in the first draft is subject to change. It is not very good,but it’s a first draft. Please email me constructive criticism at migukin (at) gmail.com.

Talk To Me Internet: Sessions, Russians, & Republicans…& My #Novel #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I try to keep my outrage over Trump to a minimum for the sake of my sanity, but this Jeff Sessions thing kind of blows my mind. Meanwhile, I continue to dwell on a new outline for a second draft of my novel.

Talk To Me Internet — Rebooting The 2nd Draft & POV Issues #AmWriting #Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I continue to be hard at work on preparing for the new and improved second draft of my novel. I am giving myself a month before I actually start writing, but we’ll see. This is a long, drawn out process. I hope to knock out a pretty great novel as soon as possible.

2nd Draft Reboot Of The First Act & Character Arcs #Novel, #Writing, #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I talk about a lot of interesting things in these videos, if you’re into the process of novel writing. If you’re not, you probably won’t care.

Talk To Me Internet: Looking For A Reader #Novel #Writing #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

If you want to read my novel, you’re going to have to send me your email address. It’s just the first draft and everything is about it is subject to change. But this draft is pretty breezy. You could read it in a few hours on the beach. It will be interesting to see how many people who say they want to read it actually do.

My email address is migukin (at) gmail.com.

Talk To Me Internet: State Of My #Novel #Writing #AmWriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I continue to feverishly work on the first draft of my novel. It will be interesting to see how long it takes me to finish it.