» The Writing Process:

The Idea is sparked:

Writing down the first few chapters:

Rereading them:

Rewriting the second (and probably final) drafts:

Your mother tries to get you to do your chores while you’re writing:

Posting your chapters on every online account you own:

Waiting for any sort of review:

Sobbing over your perceived lack of talent:

Raid the fridge for comfort:

Receiving your first review:

Receiving your first flame:

Your story doesn’t do as well as you had hoped:

Alternatively, your story’s success exceeds your expectations:

Rereading through it a few weeks later: