Look, the publishing industry is changing fast. Things are buzzy and kind of terrifying. There’s always something to compare yourself to—a stellar success that is just enough like you to make you really jealous, or a flameout that is just close enough to home to make you wince.
It might sound cliche, but the only way I know to combat this weirdness is to look for the book only I can write.
When I got close to my first book deal (spoiler alert: it didn’t happen), I really didn’t get this. I didn’t get