How to overcome the post-launch blues

So I had a new novel come out a few weeks ago, and “post-launch blues” are one of the things authors talk about amongst ourselves but rarely mention publicly: the emotional low immediately following the release of a project you’ve sunk years of life and energy into.

You’ve got so much buildup and anxiety and excitement and AAAAHHH! IT’S ALL HAPPENING!!! and then… [silence].

But the day after the book came out, knowing post-launch blues were imminent, I went offline and wrote a complete treatment for a brand new project. Spending that time totally absorbed in fresh creative work was rejuvenating in a way I’ve never experienced before. I plan to rinse and repeat in future.

Complement with how I wrote Breach, why creativity is a form of leadership, and three tips for writers.

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