It’s Friday. Join us for another Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge post. However, I must tell you this is a copy of a post written for this topic in a previous year. Wait, don’t leave.
I’ve written The End on new books since then so a little has changed in the celebrating department. I have revised this copied post in brief to update and add changes. The first change is rewriting the topic as given to us this week in 2019.
Week 16: The End: A Time for Celebration?
Yes, I celebrate but in subtle ways. When I finish my work and it’s ready to go, I’ll smile and tell my hero and his heroine they are free to go out into the world. I will miss them when it’s over. This is another reason I write a series. I get to see them again and again.
I don’t celebrate like I should or have a big to-do (outside of my mind). I take little down-time after finishing a book either in a draft or a true ending. Another thing I do is give myself a silent praise or a pat on the back.
I wrote an ENDING to a new book within the last two weeks. Yay! YAY! Bringing this book to an end had been a struggle to find the perfect ending. If any of my endings deserved a celebration, this one did. The book still has to see the editor, so I will revisit this book. It isn’t due out until November, but I might push it up to October.
At writing the ending, I shouted it on social media and celebrated with their Likes and Comments. I told my close friends. Many of them have heard a little about the story, so I relished in their pride for me. Then, alone with myself, I stepped away from the book wondering what the heck to do now. I already missed my hero and heroine, the setting, and I wanted to go back to them. Albeit, in the coming days, I subtly celebrated with Netflix, watched movies, enjoyed a couple lunches with friends as we talked about the book, and I finished “reading” a book I had started a while ago.
Well, it had been a short-lived break. Another book waited. Knowing me, I will celebrate the same way when this book is published, but my heart will be pounding and nerves-a-shakin’ because it will have been sent into the world.
In the meantime:
It was time to get back to work. I stuck my hands back on my keyboard.
Previous to writing the end to said book, I had another book started, as I usually do though this time I took more breaks than usual and shopped for a couple new outfits. I allowed myself to breathe with time to myself away from the keyboard, before taking the next book to its own ending, which I’m doing now.
Thanks for reading.
This is the time to hop on over to check out the #MFRWauthor Blog to find other participating author links. This year there are new authors participating. Not new as in “brand-new authors,” but new to the 52-Week Blog Challenge.
See ya next time.
NOTE: Authors and readers? Do you think pushing up my release date to October is a bad time because of Halloween and other paranormal books being released? I don’t want my release to be buried. Hah, pun intended. 👻💀
Happy Writing and Reading.
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