Lisa McMann says that even though she thinks writing is “hard,” she “wouldn’t do anything else. … Writing is hard. There are a lot of disappointments and no guarantees. Be prepared to write a second or third or fifteenth novel if the first ones don’t sell.” McMann’s books have sold – very well in fact. Her “Wake” trilogy is wildly popular. Her new novel is “Crash” (Simon & Schuster), the first book in her new “Visions” series.