The Curse Of The Second Novel


Truth.

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I bring you bad news.  There is a curse on a second novel.  To be exact, there is a curse on a second PUBLISHED novel, no matter how many novels you’ve published before.

I’m not sure if this applies to indie novels, I confess, but I think it might, if you have at least had some kind of success on your first book.  Now, it depends on what success is to you.  If you go Martian-big on your first novel (we should all be so cursed) I almost guarantee that you’ll suffer second novel curse on the next.  But it’s possible that if you never at all expected to sell anything at all, and you sell a couple thousand books, you’ll also suffer second novel curse.

What is worse, you can suffer second novel curse when you have “simply” taken a big leap in sales or in PERCEIVED craft.  I…

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2 Replies to “The Curse Of The Second Novel”

  1. It’s just in your mind. There’s no curse. You just have to sit down and write more. 😉 You will always feel doubts even after you write more than 10 books (I know that for a fact, because I’m working on my 12th), but they aren’t real. If you write constantly, you can only improve. You just have to write more. 🙂

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