As a publisher with a full-time job on the side, a family, two large dogs, and a penchant for procrastination, completing the penultimate draft of a book is a time for celebration.
I said “yay” and sent it off to my editor. Considering we’re preparing to sell our house and move across the country, she has a lot of time to pour over it and mark it up. That’s a bitter-sweet email. Open for correction (my favorite thing, ask my wife).
What do you do when you complete your book? Writing or reading, we’re not picky. Is it time for chocolate? Bourbon? A night on the town? Or all of the above?
Celebration is important for a lot of our life. I highly recommend it, but celebrate responsibly.
Look for “The Trouble with Bees” a time travel yarn for the YA audience later in the year. I hope. Maybe 2023, but no, I really think 2022. Just no promises.
What delays your book? Besides PIckle Ball, that is. (Yes, it’s an in-joke. Someone will snort and then wince because the snort hurt her arm.)
3 thoughts on “The Joy of Completion”
Snorting and wincing while typing slowly with my left hand. Congratulations on your draft completion! It’s going to be great.
Congratulations, Rob. You should celebrate royally!! About the packing and moving across country—😢
Congratulations, Rob. I love the subtitle, by the way!