The End or is it? #MFRWauthor #writing #celebrations

No, I didn’t drop out of the blog challenge. I am having a lot of family problems. My sister has liver problems and isn’t doing so great so I have been having to go run her errands and check on her a lot in a day. There just isn’t enough time in the day. But I managed this week to try.

Week 16 – MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge
Week 15:  The end. Time to celebrate? I think most of us will say we celebrate at least a little. It is a happy and bittersweet time once we write those words: the end. Most of the times I have done this was for NanoWrite Mo. So yes I celebrated. It was always a push for me to get 50,000 words in one month and yet I knew I would have to really work on those projects to clean them up to get them out in the world.

I said it was also bittersweet. Our stories are like our children, Where it’s a happy time to write, then you have to let them go out in the world. You don’t know how they will be accepted. But you are proud.

Sometimes when you write the end, it really isn’t. When you write a series or a trilogy there sometimes is a cliffhanger leaving your readers wanting more. So, in that case, it really isn’t the end, but that story is done so I say…Let’s CELEBRATE!

Lets go see if the others celebrate!

1.“When Do I Celebrate?”2.The End is Really the Beginning
3.The End . . . or is it? Cathy Writes Romance4.Break out the champagne! #MFRWauthor

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10 responses to “The End or is it? #MFRWauthor #writing #celebrations”

  1. I celebrated finishing a first draft at first. After 20 or so books, though, it feels more and more workaday. After all, finishing a draft does NOT mean the book is done.

    • That is so true. I finished this draft in 2005 and still trying to get it out LOL! I bet the day I hit publish I celebrate… or when I send the file out to the editor out of my hands… LOL

  2. Sending prayers for your sister!

    Yes, I know an author that, after 80+ books, finishing one is an ‘eh, finished another one’ moment, but I’m waaaaaay behind that mark, so I still celebrate, since sometimes I’m weepy when I type The End, especially if it’s at the end of a series, and I don’t think I’ll ever get to write more of those characters’ lives. So it also works as closure…..until the edits arrive, ha ha!

    • I tend to lean toward series myself so the final end does take a while. I haven’t yet completely sent one into the word (other than my one lonely children’s book) but if and when I get that baby published, I do plan a celebration…not sure what… but one!

  3. There’s that feeling of satisfaction in knowing that draft is finished, but the anticipation (or dread) of knowing that more work awaits. A lot more work.

  4. Prayers for your sister. Celebrating 50K words in 30 days is reason to celebrate, Cathy. I celebrate in subtle ways at different stages of the book’s progress. One of my series is probably finished, and listed as finished with the possibility of one more, so in my head, I haven’t had a final good-bye with those characters yet. It’ll be sad when I do. Happy Easter.

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