It's 72 days 'til the launch of my second novel, From the Charred Remains, and I couldn't be more excited.
Yet the process the second time around, while similar, feels a bit different. I know many authors compare launching a book to having a child, and I think the metaphor is apt. (Indeed, there was a wonderful blog, Book Pregnant, devoted to this concept, so I won't dwell on it here).
I have a better idea about what is ahead of me, and yet I don't know with certainty what to expect. I know that some of the people who read my blog are first time authors or aspiring writers, so I thought I'd just share some of my observations.
Some differences I've already noted:
Of course, there are many similarities as well. Mostly in the form of anxious questions that I try not to dwell on too much:
2/9/2014 11:08:30 pm
You are wonderful Susie! That's absolutely amazing you've already turned in the 3rd book. I can't wait to read book 2! :-)
2/10/2014 10:18:05 pm
Oooook!! :-) lol! Well, that's good that you know who the murderer is! I saw that you had book 4 listed. Have you started on this one at all or have any ideas where you are going to go with it? :-)
2/10/2014 05:39:22 am
Only 72 days! Wonderful.
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