What is it like to finish a novel? The first time you do it, you feel utter euphoria, and you should. Unfortunately, what follows isn't always instant acceptance by an agent, an editor, or even your beta readers and friends.
The news is on my nerves. I'm feeling sad for the world, and for my country. By now the sights that emerge around the clock from Haiti don't teach me anything more than I already know about the suffering.