Friday, 13 August 2010

Twitter terror

This is surprising.

I have books in print under pen names. I've had good and bad reviews over the years. I've worked in media and I know about rough audiences. I've been in this business for over ten years. I'm a member of the Society of Authors. My work has a fan club.

So why am I absolutely terrified at the prospect of putting one of my stories up on Twitter?

I keep sitting here, staring at the nicely set up system with all the ordered tweets, and wondering if I should simply delete the lot. Part of the problem is that to get it onto Twitter the story has suffered severe cuts from the full version. Another part is that using Twitter like this is a new format - at least for me.

On the other hand, it's been planned for months and the story has been edited and beta approved. How do you tell the difference between valid concerns and massive pre-release nerves?

And of course, the overwhelming and ever present concern that, if this doesn't go well, it will hurt Firestorm's release.


  1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    I hope you get over your nerves.

    Good Luck.