Saturday, July 19, 2008
I just finished my book The Art of Love today. I love the feeling of finishing a book. I get this true feeling of accomplishment that lasts for days. I always feel proud of myself, and happy that I gave two more people their happily ever after. I ignore the fact that these people only exist in my head and on paper, to me they are real and their lives are just beginning together. This feeling is like a high for me. I finally realize that all my sweat and tears have been for a reason. The hours upon hours, and some times months and months of hard work, is accomplished and I have this new manuscript in my hands to show for it. No better feeling in the world. I don't find myself getting sad when I finish a book. I'll miss the characters but I know they're okay now. And I know I can always go and pick up the book if I want to revisit them. That is a big one for me, my characters become like friends to me. I think that's why I love giving them their happily ever after so much.
I'm like that when it comes to other aspects of my life as well. Like everyone, I'm sure, I love knowing that my hard work was worth it. I love knowing that I finished what I started. What I really want to do is come up with a kind of celebration I can have each time I finish a book. Even if its just a drink with my hubby that night. Hmm, maybe I should give that a try.
For you writers out there are you like me? Do you really enjoy the feeling of finishing a book or does it kind of make you sad to know this couple's story is over for you?
If you're not a writer, what accomplishment always makes you feel really giddy?