Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Formal Feeling

At the end of a big project, a formal feeling comes . . . Seriously, it's a strange feeling when you finish something. I always vacillate between relief, excitement, and a low-grade despair -- what do you do next? When you're in the midst of work, all you can think about is what you can do when you finish. When you finish, all you can do is wonder what to do. All those ideas don't seem as good as when you can't get to them. Human nature, just like when you have no money and can find a bunch of items to buy and when you have money to burn, nothing appeals. Tomorrow I will rally and write again. But tonight, I wish my characters goodbye one last time with both joy and sadness.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas." Dale Evans

Cocktail Hour
Tomorrow I will be making an appeal for Backwaters Press. Watch for it!

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

I will fight this the rest of my life.--Carrie Torrice

the walking man said...

I know where of you speak. There will always be the feast, the famine and the days between when sitting at the table is good enough.

Charles Gramlich said...

Recently I've had so many writing projects that I haven't been able to have that sense of closure. I kind of miss it.

Scott said...


I hope one day to be finally finished with my book(s), so i can see what it feels like! :) Someday...

jodi said...

Hiya Bella, I always hate to finish a book if I get attached to the charachters, so I can't imagine the attachment if you create them! Relax and enjoy and lets get together for cocktails soon! xo