This is how I felt on Monday when I got to the end of my manuscript. I started work on this novel almost three years ago and this is my fourth(ish) draft. It’s been hard. Harder than I ever imagined. I am delighted and terrified in equal measure that all the work (for now) is done. I know, if I’m lucky enough to get it picked up by a publisher (please, please, God) then there will definitely be more. But for now I have done all I can. My character’s lives, on the page, are complete. I’m so glad and relieved to be done. I keep fist-pumping myself at random because at one point – no, at lots of points, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get there. And who knows what will come of it, but I’ve achieved a goal I set for myself and it feels great. Thanks to all of you for your words of support. I really do appreciate it.
So what now? Don’t they say ‘the end’ is only another beginning… And it’s Valentine cupcakes for school on Friday so I thought I / we should do a trial batch…
Aesthetics aside, they taste delicious, but safe to say I probably won’t be making this into a baking blog!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and please do let me know what personal goals you’ve achieved so far in 2016. Big or small, each one counts!