From novelist and book critic Lev Grossman’s interview with Publishers Weekly:
Whenever I finish a novel I think: aha, I get it now, I know how to write books. I was doing it wrong before, but this time it’s going to be easy. I’ll get it right, first try.Grossman’s latest is The Magician’s Land.
And now I’m onto my next book and I’m floundering all over again. I forgot how hard it is. You fall right down to the bottom of the ladder again.