I think it was in Frankenstein that Mary Shelley made the connection between the act of creation and the act of childbirth on an emotional level (thanks to Beth for reminding me of this). Both upraising and draining, gleeful and stressful. So yeah, I’m tired as hell and riding high on the hog at the same time as I finished off the final chapter of Incorruptible, the last of the initial story arc of The Push Chronicles. It’s been a wild ride with an emotional finale, but I’m happy to be where I am.
There’s a certain sense of closure and final completion to finish out not just a book, but an entire series (or arc in a series, I don’t think this is the end of stories told in that world). I’m not sure I can match it up with any other feeling I’ve had in my life.
Of course, there’s still plenty of editing and revision to come. Still, it remains what it is: an act completed.
Tomorrow, expect either a Starving Review or some more writing articles. Good luck and good writing!
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