But the biggest one is the fear.
A debut is one thing. No one quite knows what the book is yet. There are a lot of unknowns with the debut that are now known with the second book.
It creates quite the funnel of fear. I haven't been my normal transparent self on the blog as of late, and a lot of that has to do with the promotional things with SURRENDER. But some of that has to do with other things, most of which you'll get to read about next week.
But one of those is fear. Somehow this book feels more pivotal than the first. It carries more weight. I don't know if it's because I really love this book as much as the first, or because the second book determines whether there'll be a third, or if somehow I'm different, or what.
All I know is I'm thrilled for Tuesday to finally come. I think SURRENDER is a fabulous sophomore book.
I'm also terrified of Tuesday. For reasons I can't quite grasp. Every time I try, they swim away and morph into new fears. Who knew days of the week could hold so much power over a person?!
Have you ever been scared of something and didn't quite know why?
ETA: And then I had crit group last night. Everyone should have a crit group. And you should serve Dove chocolates at them. So we always share things at our group before we actually start shredding.
And here're my Dove words of wisdom.
|Oh my heck! That says BE FEARLESS. Oh, Dove, if only it were so easy.|