This week has been full of those funny little co-incidences that crop up in life from time to time. You know the sort? When you haven’t heard of something for ages, then all of a sudden it’s all around you, everywhere you look?
Well, for me this past week has been a constant array of discussions about ‘that all important second book’. I chatted with a writer who is plotting her second novel and said, ‘It’s such a worry. What if I can’t do it again?’ When I told an old neighbour I bumped into the release date of my book two she said, ‘You must be terrified! What if people prefer your first?’ I read a Reuters article on Jamie Ford where he expressed his nerves at ‘the high level of expectation’.