Madness, Thy Name Is Second Novel

For the last month, I could see the end, that moment when I’d write the last sentence of my second novel. I imagined there would be exaltation, relief, a supreme sense of satisfaction rolled into that single keystroke when I’d tap the period and put an end to this work that began on August 11, 2002.


An essay for The Nervous Breakdown about the experience of writing the second book.  It’s mostly not pretty.

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