The Debut Novelist's Guide to Year One
June 1, 2003
Since it is now a year since my debut was published, here is my month-to-month guide for writers on what to expect:
June - giddy excitement, love for the world and all its peoples.
July - giddy excitement, head swelling from reviews and interviews, me, me, me.
August - drowning in self-pity, humiliated at sparce readings and by big and bad review.
September - angry loner, hate people so much, revenge soon
October - de-tox
November - relapse
December - de-tox
January - book clubs, giddy excitement, love for all people
February - occurs to me for the first time since June to ask other people how their lives are going.
March - sick of book and all things to do with book
April - love book, beg its forgiveness
May - nostalgia for June