Monday, July 18, 2005

July 18 Part II

The final of Elusive Prayers is done and gone. Why is it so difficult to let go of a manuscript? You’d think, by now, it would be easy.

I feel like I should celebrate with champagne and something yummy.

I’ll probably just take a quick break for lunch and then return to the other serials that need attention before I leave.

There’s a feeling of quiet pleasure at the accomplishment, but also restlessness.

D.

4 Comments:

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Tenille said...

Conratulations on the completion! I always feel like celebrating a little after finishing a piece, but most of the time find I'm too spent. But you, you just keep going and going. You inspire me.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Colin said...

Congrats on the completion of Elusive Prayers! Celebrate as the accomplishment truly deserves. :-)

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

Congrats on the completion of your novella! There's nothing like typing "The End" and having a sense of complete and utter satisfaction. :)

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Eileen said...

I feel sometimes that sending a manuscript is akin to taking a child to kindegarten on the first day of school. You've giving her/him your best, you've invested time, love and energy and the time comes when you have to let go of the child's hand and allow it to walk into the wide world. It is a letting go. I think the restlessness can be feeling of wondering - did I do the best that I possibly could? Will my child be successful?

I very much that you hope you enjoyed your "quick break" lunch! ;)

 

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