Sunday, January 31, 2010


Okay, so about a week ago I had a little meltdown on the Twitter. I guess I was still pretty high from finishing 'Richie' and was in talks with the agent so I bit off way more than I could chew. Not only did I start two new Twitter novels (the other one was @zombie_vs_shark, which will still continue) but eventually realized once I got about two chapters into "Stranded..." that it simply wasn't very good. Or it is a transitional piece, and really shouldn't be posted without serious revision. Or something. Either way, "Stranded..." had/has problems and it needed to be discontinued.

The problem was that a lot of kind people had helped me pump up the new Twitter novel with 'retweets' and support and once I figured out that I had to discontinue "Stranded..." I felt like a huge asshole. So instead of posting more boring bits of "Stranded..." I just let loose about how stupid the whole thing made me feel, and I got some great advice from folks and, once again, some good support. The Twitter novel is actually a pretty harsh taskmistress, and I didn't realize until I attempted "Stranded..." how lucky I got the first time. Anyway, I'll be posting the two completed chapters on the blog over the next week and you can judge for yrselves.


maekitso said...

Looking forward to reading all via this space and place, Jason - and I'll pop a faux retweet in the sidebar from time to time. I must say that your twitter stream is among the very few, in my world-weary opinion, that justify the medium. Cheers.

Jason Gusmann said...

hey brad - eventually it'll all come up here, just like with 'richie'. i know that twitter is a drag, but i still appreciate you braving the waters to check me out when you do. thanks, my friend.