What happens when you reach a milestone? Last night, I finished the second rewrites on my first novel. I’m so excited to get it out there and see what the interest is. I’ve been working on this for over 10 years,  so it’s beyond time to let go. My mind is already on my next novel.

But part of me–a very small part–feels like I’m not ready to let go. Not sure why, but in the back of my mind, there’s a little nagging feeling that maybe, just maybe, I need to work on it a little more. I think that normal for most writers.  Your work is always “in revision.” You feel like a parent: you know you’ve prepared your kids for the world, but you secretly wish they could stay “just a little longer. ”

In any case, milestones are for celebrating and looking forward.  Here’s to getting this novel closer to being published.  Beta readers: anyone interested?  😉