Caroline Hagwood recently published an article in Blogcritics Magazine titled Why You Should Write that First Novel. As someone who is more than halfway through a first draft of my initial attempt at writing a full length novel, I found her words served as both a reality check as well as an inspiration.
thanks, lisa! that is a dose of encouragement i need about now to fix that hole in the middle of mine and send it on its way.
Write the first one so you can write the second? Bizarrely, that is sort of good advice. I look back on the first one and see all the mistakes, but I wouldn’t have been able to write the current ones without working through it.