Difficult Second Album
There’s an idea in the music business that your second album is a uniquely difficult proposition. The reasons for this are numerous, but the main ones quoted tend to be that the well of creativity used for the first album is now a bit dry, and where a debut album tends to have been crafted for a very long time, sophomore efforts come quickly after, to capitalise on momentum.
With few notable exceptions (Terminator: Judgement Day), film sequels too tend to be an exercise in diminishing returns. Sequels are hard.
All this is my long, roundabout way of saying: I’ve written a sequel to my book, “Read Me”. And it was hard! But I am proud of it, and excited for it to finally be a public thing that other people can read and disseminate and (hopefully!) enjoy.
Writing a sequel to a book that has a limited readership in the first place is not exactly a financially responsible decision, but it...
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