A Free Verse

An Author’s Post-Publication Jitters

The Symptoms I wonder if all first-time novelists feel this way. The first books go out, they’re received, they’re read. I wait. I wait. I try not to twiddle my thumbs anxiously. I check and double check my Goodreads page to see if my readers have finished reading. I check again until finally my feed says that one of them has reviewed it. I hold[…]