Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I love this feeling!
I love how I feel when I finish a book. It's the most amazing feeling of accomplishment. Those months of hard work. The hours spent at the computer pouring your heart into a book and in the end, I have a beautiful, freshly typed novel to show for it.
I don't think people who don't write realize how much goes into writing a book. My mom is staying with us right now and she's admitted her shock at all the work I do besides just writing. I did three sets of edits on this book, my self edit and then my beta read it over twice for me. In between those edits I wrote my synopsis and query which also when through an editing process of it's own. I griped and grumbled as I went over the MS time and time again but when I reached 'The End' for the umpteenth time, I had a smile on my face that nothing could have taken away. I can't even explain the high I get when I have a completely finished project in front of me. This one was extra special because it was not only my first YA, but it was also my first paranormal. I was so scared to put myself out there trying something so new to me but you know what, I did it and I couldn't be happier. So now I'm going to read a book, and poor myself a glass of wine to celebrate before I fall headfirst into the next one, LOL.
What do you like to do to celebrate?