Most people think an author's debut novel is their first. Makes sense, right? But for most authors, a first novel is often, more precisely, their first novel to be published. Disheartening? Maybe. Or maybe it's encouraging. But how do you know when your first manuscript is THE ONE, or if it's time to move on?
Marissa Stapley is the author of the recently released novel Mating for Life. The national bestseller is her debut novel, but it's not the first one she's ever written.