Jennifer Down is the author of Our Magic Hour, her debut novel. She is an accomplished writer, having penned work for several Australian publications like The Age, Australian Book Review, Overland and Saturday Paper.
Relinquishing your writing
Here, she talks about something I hadn’t thought of before: what it means to relinquish your work for the public, and how weird that must be.
For me, the closest I can think of is publishing a review and hoping it doesn’t sound silly when others read it. But these posts aren’t a book: years of writing and plotting and planning, for people to say good or bad things about.
Are you an author? Do you feel the butterflies in your belly when you set your work free into the world?