Yes, I am happy. Yes, I am sad. I started this journey in June 2012. I have a full front to back draft completed. Yeah! The first draft was really a frankenstein of pieces and sections and stitches, scars, and missing body parts.
I know some of what I need to do during my third edits, which will start in mid-late January. But, I need a break from this. For now, I will focus on getting all the scenes organized, analyzed and my meta-data updated in Scrivener. I think the third draft will be the final, well, at least the final before beta readers and submission.
Yes, I am excited. Yes, I am weary. I some of what I had to do to the characters. *sigh* Soon I need to start getting beta readers arranged. And, maybe I can be done with the third draft by summer. That would be good.
How do you feel when you finish a big phase of your writing project?