After the Words…
So, you finished your manuscript. It’s clean, revised, and has been sent into the big world. The words, “The End” grace the final page!
You are done!
…So, now what?
This is my dilemma after I finish writing. Sure, my first intention is to jump right into the next one, guns a’blazin! For many authors, that forward momentum works. I wish I was one of those authors but unfortunately, I’m not. I need some downtime before writing my next book.
For me, one day away from the keyboard is my hard reboot. I catch up with my laundry (Which usually is a nightmare by then), tidy up, or work on a hobby like my sewing or sketching. I take that time to move out of the story I was so heavily immersed in, shake it off, then jump into the next one. For one day, I stay away from writing. Believe me, it’s not easy. But for me, it’s essential.
So what do you do after your book is done? Take a day? An Hour? Dive into the next book? I’d love to know your process.
Share your story in the comments!