I've been on a pretty tight deadline the past few weeks, but finally this morning, at 2:23 AM, I wrote two glorious words at the bottom of my Word document:
This is pretty much how I felt:
Followed by a good dose of this after I woke up today.
I know the hard parts are far from over. Even after I've made it as good as I can, it still might not find a home at a publisher. That's how things go in this industry.
And even if it does get published, it might not sell well. It might get panned by Kirkus. Who knows?
But I'm not worried about any of that right now. I hope anyone who has ever finished writing a book takes the time to enjoy the accomplishment, because it really is a big one.
Whatever the future holds for you and your story, you wrote a book. That's pretty darn cool, and you totally deserve one of these.
Right after I do this.