What do I do after completing a novel?

There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a novel. So many weeks, days, hours, seconds. It’s exhausting and exhilarating. After putting blood, sweat, and tears into my baby. Just because the first draft of a book is finished doesn’t mean it’s done. There’s a ton of editing and even more marketing involved. But it’s the little things like completing the first draft of a novel.

What do I do when I’m through the first draft? Well, surprise, I treat myself to a glass of wine, a one-woman dance party, and something sweet (like double chocolate chocolate chip cookies.) Sometimes I even allow myself to binge watch a T.V. series like Friends or The Office.

I enjoy these little victories when I get them because I know what the next step is. But either way, I love the process and the joy in putting words to a blank page. Even editing isn’t so bad. It’s just the earmark of another exciting journey, but even when we love something so much, we stiil need to take a little time for ourselves. Speaking of…

Until next time my friends…

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