Phew! What a hectic few months! Writing over the holiday season proved extremely difficult, especially when you've given yourself a submission deadline of March 1st. But, I've done it, I've finally finished my latest book...kind of. I've written those two wonderful words, THE END. But, why do I feel so sad?
It's amazing how close a writer becomes to their characters. Sometimes, I feel as though I've lost my best friends when I finish a book. I guess that's a good thing, it means that I've created likeable, full characters with personalities and lives! What now? I've created these characters (who I've developed lasting relationships with along the way. I even watched them have sex!), put them through absolute hell--in this case, I buried one alive hehehe always fun--watched them fall in love, cried when thier hearts broke, cheered when they found each other again, cried when someone died, cheered when the baddie got her come uppance, and felt sad when thier story ended. I wanted to read more, but there was no more to write about them.
I guess I can always look to the future and wait for the day when I fall in love with another hero, and become another heroine's best friend. Until that day, there's always editing, cursing, more editing, unquenchable annoyance and...you guessed it...MORE EDITING!