… is captured perfectly right here:
A second book is actually more a test than the first. Not in how well it’s written—although some writers manage to triumph over all these odds and produce stellar sophomore efforts. But the second book is where the writer screws up his courage and learns to proceed without the illusions and wild optimism.
Book two is the reason I’m on a blog break.
Book two is the reason I’m not sleeping.
Book two is righteously kicking my ass.