You know how when you are reaching the end of a fantastic book—and you don’t want to finish it—because then what will you do with the rest of your life?
You’ve been living in this fantasy world for hours and hours, perhaps days and days. You don’t want to say goodbye to the people (or creatures) who inhabited that world with you. What will become of them? Where will they go next? You want them to live and grow old with you. But they can’t and they don’t.
That’s where I am in my writing. I’m this close to finishing my first book, and I’m a little depressed because I will have to say goodbye to the familiar occupants of my pages. What will become of me? Where will I go next?
If my son were here, he would place one hand on each of my shoulders, look me in the eye, and say, “Calm down.” For some reason, that always worked. Amazing. Writing that helped.
So, “buck up,” me—“get back to work and finish that thing!”
Please visit the “comments” section. I’d love to hear how you, dear reader, push through when you’re nearing completion of a writing project, and make the decision to say, “Th-th-that’s All Folks!”
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Same with me I feel so bad when I am finishing a book. So what I do is before I finish one book I start reading another in that case even if the pervious book will finish I have something to cheer me up. Do visit my blog and if you like what I write, feel free to comment and Follow. 🙂
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Good idea Tullips! The same might work with a writing project…when nearing the end of one—begin another. Thanks! (Now, I’ll go check out your blog.)
Oooh. That is awesome! Chin up!
I try to force myself to write no matter what. I get grumpy if I don’t and my writing suffers when I take time off. Also, I may be addicted now. Oh well. Tulips is right, reading does take the edge off.
Personally when I finish a story I feel like I’ve woken up with a hangover: perhaps with the dizziness of regret, sometimes sore with wisdom, and yearning to do it again the next weekend.
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