What do you do when you finish a project? Do you take a break, crack open a bottle of wine, or get started on some editing?
Here's the thing: I finished my book two days ago, right smack in the middle of my spring break. Hurray, right?
Well, kind of.
I immediately wanted to start editing, even though I knew that was against recommendations. But I couldn't not read it. I couldn't not sift through the pages.
(I've heard that we could all technically edit forever but I hope to edit until the point where I know it's great. Not okay, not good. But great.)
So I buried myself in some lovely books at the mall.This moment of completion was supposed to be fireworks-exciting but instead, I was pelted with a surprising sadness. It's going to be difficult to say goodbye to this story and these characters.
So while I knew I would be experiencing an odd mix of emotions, I never thought wistfulness would be one of them.
Has this ever happened to you?