Have you ever wondered what happens the morning after a novel gets finished?
I finished my fourteenth novel yesterday, with the same sense of relief that I had when I finished my first one! Something between ‘oh my God, I’m so pleased that’s over’ and ‘Yay! I’ve done it again!’
I text a couple of my friends who had been cheering me on, once I’d hit the send button and the comments which came back were quite funny. My text said:
Just hit the send button!
Reply from said friend one:
Congrats I’ve got a glass on the go for you!
Reply from said friend two:
God job. SSB or Chardy?
Well clearly, the first thing that happens in my house is a glass of wine!
Not a bad spot for it.
Of course the next thing that happens is I go to bed, all very wound up, and I don’t sleep… So I usually listen to the radio for most of the night and get up at 4am. Which is exactly what happened this morning!
But, if I hadn’t got up at 4am I wouldn’t have seen this:
Today, I’m going to tidy up my office, which is desperate need of such an activity and start to file all my notes that I’ve taken while I’ve been writing WITH INTENT – the third in the Detective Dave Burrows series.
Tomorrow the planning for the Book 15 starts. I’m tossing around titles at the moment!