Nothing feels better than finishing a book. Not a good review, not even a royalties check. I've typed the words THE END for almost ninety manuscripts-- around a hundred if I count the novellas I've written over the years. Yet there's still an amazing thrill when I write that last page. Talk about a weight off my shoulders. I can physically feel the release.
This week I finished CLOSER THAN SISTERS which will be out in November 2014. It's another "women's fiction" book, whatever that means. (By the reviews posted on Amazon for JUST LIKE OTHER DAUGHTERS, I can see that men read this type of fiction, too.) I still have to read the whole book through again; now I'm just touching it up, primping it, preparing it to go out in the world. But it's done and I'm amazed that I wrote a book. I know that sounds crazy because that's what I do. I write books. But like most writers I know, when I start the first page, the end seems so far in the distance, I can't imagine ever reaching that last page.
But I did.
AND in other good news, Kensington is reprinting JUST LIKE OTHER DAUGHTERS.
So, I'm feeling rather successful today. Too bad it only lasts a day!