8 Scenes to go

Sigh. I thought I’d be excited and “rarin ta go” at this point in the book. I thought there would be music and dancing and prancersizing. I thought I’d be like “phew glad that slog is over with”. Or even VICTORY SWEET VICTORY!

But, I suppose all of youse out there that have already finished a book or two or eight know, it feels sad, like you’re about to say goodbye to an old friend, tell a lover it’s you not them, put your budgie to sleep, or flip your mattress. Painful. And I still don’t know how to tuck in the corners the right way.

Maybe I should spend a weekend writing the first part of the next book. What say you experienced veterans out there in WP land?

It continues to be a great journey. And I have lots of editing to do, after a break of course. At this point, I’m happy with the story. The writing not so much. But, that will get better, we hope.

“I’m tired, but it’s a good tired.” From my favorite Far Side cartoon. That’s how I feel. It’s a good tired.

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3 comments
  1. Finishing a book is like any great task completed. There is a void where you used to obsess. I start a new one as soon as possible. It’s almost like the hair of the dog to get over withdrawal. Hope this helps.

  2. I allow new ideas for the next one to buzz, but I don’t let myself do more than write notes and outlines. You’l soon be glad to see the back of book one, because you are raring to go on book two.

  3. If you have the ending of the first locked in then writing the beginning of the second wouldn’t be bad. I do that with my outlines. I start examining the next story as I hit the last chapter or 2 of the current project. Reminds me that there’s something coming up and lingering will delay the next adventure. Though I’ve been playing in the same series for over a decade. I’m not sure how I’ll feel when I write that final book.

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