I’m done! Finished. Complete. The end.
It was a great moment, typing The End after my last sentence. I enjoyed it for about 45 seconds, then opened another Word document and started typing notes on all the things I have to revise. 🙂
Part of me is anxious to begin the revision right away, and I might do some this week, just a couple parts that I know how I want to rework them, while they’re fresh in my head. But other than that, I’m going to try to resist revising too soon. Giving myself a little break before looking at the story again will allow me to see the book with a fresher eye and do a better job in the revision, maybe cutting down the number of revisions I have to do. We’ll see.
I might even try Holly Lisle‘s One-Pass Manuscript Revision Method.
In the meantime, I’m going to sleep late a few mornings and start working on book three. I have a number of ideas stored away, but I’m not yet sure which one should be my next novel. I’ll start doing some research, let the characters float around in my brain for a little while, and see what speaks loudest.
How are you doing with your writing?