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Jon Sprunk
04-06-2011, 05:49 PM
hey folks.

Not sure where to post this, so I just plunked it down here.

My second book comes out soon, and I've got some world-class jitters. I'm confident in the book, but I'm still new to the publishing game. So I worry. Thankfully, it hasn't paralyzed my writing on the next book, which is something to be thankful for, I guess.

Anyone else dealing with (self-imposed) expectations?

HisBoyElroy
04-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Oh, hell yes. I'm self-pubbed so in effect my books go out one at a time. I can imagine it's even worse with thousands of printed books going out all at once.

I used to be involved in the computer game business (as a game designer) and then the big worry was bugs and glitches. That experience prepared me well to handle this, I think. You could never test enough to catch them all -- just as you can never re-write enough to be fully satisfied. Just gotta let it go, I guess.

Good luck on book no. 2!

writerterri
04-07-2011, 10:13 PM
No. :cry:But good for you. I'm sure you'll manage. *sniff*

;)

Jon Sprunk
04-08-2011, 03:14 AM
Yes.

but therapy isn't really helping.

.

I haven't tried that route yet, but you never know . . . ;p