...simply because you've been journeying with me. And while I keep most of my pursuit-of-writerly-success behind the scenes (because, honestly, I feel like that's the professional thing to do), I do like to let you know when I hit a mini-milestone. Especially since you've listened to me, from time to time, emote about this-or-the-other Thing.
This particular Thing happens to be the completion of my current WIP. I wrote the final sentence on Saturday night. Then I spent the next three days reading it.
And...I like it! I'm oddly relieved. I mean, did I think I'd hate it? I know it needs a lot of work. But you all know HOW MUCH I LOVE EDITING! For me, this is where the fun begins.
Not right away, though. I'm setting it aside to finish a halted-in-progress revision of another manuscript. Then I'll dig in with teeth and claws and bleach and scissors and...well, I'll edit.
(Have I mentioned I love editing?)
So, will you celebrate a little bit with me? I'm so thankful I've trained myself to write to a deadline (my self-imposed deadline for this WIP was June 1). It's one thing I'd feared not being able to do. I'm glad to have proven myself wrong!
A sweet friend brought me a 4.5 ounce, artisan-made, chili-and-cinnamon infused dark chocolate heart as a reward for finishing on time. What more could I ask?
Thanks for being part of my journey. Always know that I want you to share your successes with me, too!