Accepting the First Book You Wrote isn’t as Epic as it Was in Your Head

What to do after spending months writing a book that sucks

Hogan Torah
The Pub
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6 min readMar 27, 2024

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Kate Czepeck ‘Bungirl’ by Andrea Picado from Pexels

I gave up halfway through the 3rd rewrite. It didn’t matter how many times I rewrote it, there was something fundamentally wrong with the story. This was my first book, and it needs to be undeniably good.

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Hogan Torah
The Pub

Counterculture journalist 💊 humorist 🤪 dark empath 🧿 Google me, I autofill 🕶️