May 18 • 1HR 1M

how to survive your book's debut

feelings, boundaries, and the blessing of petty friends

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Sarah Elaine Smith
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According to this article in The Bookseller, more than half of debut authors took a hit to their mental health when their book came out, citing anxiety, depression, stress, and lowered self-esteem, among other things.

Which isn’t surprising, because the publication process is often shrouded in mystery (unless you’re behind a barn at Bread Loaf getting d…

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