The 5 Stages of Grief Following the Publication of One's First Book (via @PublishersWkly HT: @annetreasure)

Entertaining list of examples covering Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance:

"Hi. I've been thinking about what you said and, of course, you're the publisher, you understand these things, and you're absolutely right: a story about genetics is fine but we do indeed need a better hook for the paperback. And I think I've got one! What this book needs is—wait for it—More Vagina! Attached please find a draft of a new chapter with the working title of 'DNA And Your Vajayjay.'"

Read them here: http://www.theawl.com/2012/10/the-five-stages-of-grief-following-publication-of-first-book