Typing The End

The EndNot that I actually type the words ‘The End’ when I’m done with a manuscript, because I’m never really done with it, *g*, but wrapping it up, finishing, is such a good feeling. And I had that yesterday.

More than half a year of hard work has gone into writing this story, and it’s the longest book I’ve ever written. It felt so good to reach the end, which I wrote six different ways until I was happy with it.

Now I’m reading it through from start to finish in one big gulp to catch any errors or changes I’ve made that I haven’t carried all the way through, and after that, my poor critique partners are going to get hit with it πŸ™‚

For me, the bit that comes next, the rewriting and editing, is the best part of writing. Getting the story down is like torture, the rest, pure joy. And I have to go through the first to get to the second. Such is life πŸ™‚

Now I have to think up a really good reward for myself. Any suggestions?

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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6 Responses to Typing The End

  1. Congrats on getting the book done! That’s always a great feeling.

    I say take a day or two off and do something fun. Take a walk in the park, go see a movie, take a nap. Enjoy!
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Cold Burn of Magic, Black Blade #1, released …

    • Thanks, Jennifer! I have another book I have to work on, so taking a couple of days off is not really possible, but I will go out for a movie, I think!

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Congratulations! I’m so looking forward to reading it!

    I’m with Jennifer – just going out and walking is great. Another thing I do is indulge myself by reading books by my favorite authors. And I usually have the next book simmering in my mind, too…

  3. Mary Hughes says:

    Congratulations, Michelle! What do you usually do to celebrate? I like getting a special little something, like a book or small perfume. Sometimes we get takeout πŸ™‚ Just time away is nice too.

    Enjoy editing!

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