the bravery it takes to write a first novel:
"When the despair sets in it reminds me of of being on airplane. I’ve always been a nervous flyer. I analyze every bump and whir. I hesitate to make plans when vacationing, as I never expect to make it to my destination alive. Every time I force myself down the jet-way, I am absolutely positive that I will die."
And yet she keeps flying.
Here's to our firsts. Keep at it, my friends.