The other day a writer friend of mine told me that writer’s whose debut novels come out to critical claim and big advances always struggle with their sophomore novel. She cited several friends she knew and quoted them as saying that they wished their first book wasn’t such a hit because of all the pressure to repeat it. Marie Claire published an article by such an author who wrote a piece that reiterated my friend. So to my writer friends who are not published, yet, be careful what you wish for.
Here’s the article. *Be aware there is some cussing.