The Curse of the Second Novel

Every author has a story about his or her second book. The frustration. The torn-up pages. The contemplations of self-harm. How did it suddenly get so hard, when that first book one with your smiling face on the back cover, currently available in bookstores from Miami to Seattle was so simple, so blessed, so carefree in its creation?

Dan Pope writes about the curse of the second novel.
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