It feels SO GOOD to write that word. Wrapped up revisions last night and now the MS is in the hands of beta readers, who will help me make it even better. Last night was a sweep of euphoria. Today is a smack of reality.
I’ve heard this from others so I’m guessing it’s a writer’s brain (or artist’s brain) thing. I’m very proud of this story and have confidence this one could take me places. But that’s not stopping the voices in my head that are less than positive.
You know the ones.
“This thing is rough at best. I don’t know what you’re so excited about.”
“Readers aren’t going to like these characters at all.”
“You call this sexual tension??”
The litany goes on, but it will not win today. I’m feeling good and looking forward to starting the next story. As well as getting this MS out the door to Dream Agent, who has waited long enough!

4 thoughts on “DONE!”

  1. irisheyes says:

    YAY!!!!!!! Congrats, Terri. That is so awesome. Try to concentrate on the good “I did it” feelings and push those other negative ones to the background.

  2. TerriOsburn says:

    Thanks, Irish! So far, I’m ignoring the voices buy reminding myself I have now written TWO novels and revised them. The first one needs another major revision, but I still did it.

    Brain is already moving to the next one. The H/H both appear in this one so it’s nice to start with characters I already know.

  3. Congrats, Terri! Enjoy the freedom to look forward to the next story without this one nagging for another look. It’s so wonderful to begin again! 🙂

  4. TerriOsburn says:

    Thank you, Melissa! I’m already enjoying the freedom by spending my weekend reading someone else’s work. I’d forgotten how relaxing that could be!

    I’m really looking forward to the next one. Both the hero and heroine play good sized roles in the one I just finished so it’s interesting to start with characters I already know.

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