Allthough it’s not my first book, I feel a bit like this, waiting for my detective novel to come out:
… a letter to my starry-eyed, fresh-faced, debut self about the truth of being published.
And the writers amongst you will smile with me about this paragraph in particular:
Your second book will be a challenge to write, so get started now. Somehow, you will have totally forgotten how to write a novel, in spite of the fact that you just edited, copy-edited, released, and promoted one.