The Sophomore Blues: The Challenge of Writing a Second Novel

You've done it! You've written and published your first novel and have found some success - congratulations! What comes next? You are likely feeling intense pressure to produce another great novel along with some anxiety. Author Jo Furniss calls this challenging time "the sophomore blues". How did she follow-up her bestselling, critically acclaimed debut novel All the Little Children? By taking what she learned during her journey with her first novel and trusting her process. It's a mental game, Furniss says. You will likely experience the same doubts and self-confidence issues that you faced with the first book, but know that you are better equipped this time to overcome any negativity.

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