Interesting discussion on Twitter and http://rachaeldunlop.blogspot.co.uk/ about what happens when you come to the end of your first draft. Of course, there’s still loads of work to be done, but let’s celebrate each step! And gather writers around us who will celebrate with us.
Personally I thought I was gramping to the end of the first draft of the second novel in my series – The Art of Survival – and I’ve discovered another summit behind. There is more to do so that the story knits together. However, I trust the process, through writing and engaging with my characters we’ll get there together. And, in some ways, I’m glad we’re still roving along together, I’ve never been good at goodbyes, even temporary ones.
The same can happen in a painting. You think you are done with it, take a step back and realize that something more needs to be added, taken away or changed.