Until I finished writing my first novel, I had no idea of the adrenaline rush you could get from typing two magical words.
So much work goes into earning the opportunity to type those two simple words! Wow! Hours and hours of typing in front of the computer, gnashing your teeth when you lose the tension in the middle, racking your brain for a way to write yourself out of the corner you just created, and cruising through the thesaurus to find another word for “looked” since you just noticed you used it 4 times in the last paragraph.
Not to mention those days when you look over what you wrote and completely lose all confidence in your ability to tell a story. (Oh I hope I’m not the only one who has those days! LOL)
This is part of what makes writer friends a precious gift. Only another writer understands when you look at them with a wild gleam in your eyes and say, “I think I’m going to hit the end today.”
Only another writer can relate when you tell them you've only slept 4 hours in the past twenty because you couldn’t pull yourself away from the keyboard during the final push to tie up all the loose ends of your plot in an effort to type those two beautiful words…
I’m super happy to report that I reached “The End” of my novella, Night Thief, tonight!!! WOOT!!!
And now I’m too fired up to sleep! LOL Ah well…
Thanks for understanding!!! And may you all reach your own “The End”s soon…. :)
21 hours ago