Monday, August 22, 2016

The First World Problems of Jason Gunter

It's been 15 months since Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed was released, back in May 2015. It could be another year until my next book comes out. What in the heck have I been doing all this time?

Well, after a series of false starts, I finally found the right story last December. The First World Problems of Jason Gunter (working title, always subject to change) is the tale of a young man who has been waiting nearly 16 years now for his parents to grow up. While his dad loses his paycheck one ante at a time and his mom cruises the happy hour scene, Jason haunts Seattle's coffee joints and independent cinemas with his best friend and fellow intellectual Drew. The often hilarious accounts of his ill-matched odd jobs, summer fling, and the mysterious and exotic new neighbor lady are detailed in emails to Drew and others. This will be one summer Jason will never forget--try as he might.

The first draft was finished earlier this summer. There are still several rounds of buffing and polishing to go, but that isn't the real holdup. No, the delay is the next book. The sequel. I'm actually envisioning a trilogy eventually and would like to have at least two ready to go before releasing any of them. And considering I'm only a few days into the second one, it's a long road ahead. Early days.

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