Second book/Second child

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My days working on my second book look different from Julie Otsuka’s days, but her essay on what it’s like to finish a first and be faced with the next is right on. You should read it by clicking here.

Parents must feel this way when expecting their second child. You put so much into the first. Could you love the second as much? Could you possibly put that much work into something again – especially with the first born still making demands (publicity! promotion!). You can, and you do. And then, they tell me, you wonder why you were so worried.

Yep, that’s what they say.