Last night, sometime in the wee small hours, I completed my manuscript. Not polished-to-a-subtle-sheen, send-it-in-now sheen–it’s a draft. But, it’s a draft of an entirely new manuscript, new idea, new story world…..all of that stuff. And, to be brutally honest, its been a long time since “writing” hasn’t been shorthand for re-writing, re-imagining, re-treading old stuff, worried I may never have another idea again. As a Florida girl, I’m allowed to say this: I am seriously stoked!
So, now that I’ve finished my draft and I’m required to leave it alone in order to see it with fresh eyes–and no doubt be horribly embarrassed when I see it again, a question loomed in my mind:
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO TO CELEBRATE?
Spend more time with my child. They grow up so fast! Also, when did he start up with the pipe?
Or, make my house look a little less like this…..
And a little more like this. Add in a few tasteful toys for beard-baby’, natch.
F%$king do something with my hair! BTW, I’m dead-serious about the roller set. Another research rabbit hole to thank.
Or, maybe, just this…….
So tell me, how do you celebrate when you finally type “The end?”