I am sitting here with a glass of wine in one hand and a crazy, expense brick of cheese in the other. It is a celebration of sorts for me. Tonight is the first night in nearly 13 months that I don't have a WIP to work on. No revisions, no figuring out unexpected character landmines, no untangling plots. It is a surprisingly peaceful feeling.
Last Wednesday, I turned over my Dystopian manuscript to my agent; and just this morning, I sent in the revised copy of my YA contemporary. Now I have a few days of peace before the whole revision process starts again. I toyed with starting a new WIP, but decided against it. I'm going to let my creative mind sit for a while, maybe read a couple of books and catch up on my TV watching time.
Before I do that, though, I need to thank a few people. It's been a crazy couple of writing weeks here, and I would never have gotten through it with my sanity intact had it not been for my amazing Crit. Partners. Not only were they gracious enough to read multiple revisions of the same scenes, but they were always there with a note of encouragement and a gentle nudge. So here's to Lindsay Currie, Mary Waibel, and Becky Wallace. You have made me a better, stronger, and more focused writer!