I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, as it's bed time and I need to bring myself back down to Earth. Today I finished writing my book. That's right, it's all there in print, pretty and pink and… wait what? Let's talk emotions. When I realized last night that I only had one scene left to write, the last scene, I realized I still wasn't completely sure how I wanted it to end. That scared me, of course. So I went to sleep and hoped on every last hope that I could figure out what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it.
This morning I woke up with a little bit clearer of a vision. A fuzzy, looking-at-it-through-a-bubble kind of image. And then I did everything possible today to put off the whole last scene that just felt so big and heavy. I even cleaned. I know. Be shocked. And finally, I sat down and wrote the scene I've been avoiding since like… the beginning of this whole adventure. And it flowed. Word after word, it just started to piece together for me, and when I wrote the last word — which is "wait" by the way, but subject to change — I thought, did I just write a book?
And I did. Which is kind of awesome in that it's my first book. But also, I'm aware that others have written book after book before me, so I've got a long road ahead of me. Anyway. I finished writing a book today, and the editing will come tomorrow, so I feel kind of pins-and-needles-ish and I want to hug all of you and drink some kind of pink drink together. While wearing pink. (God, I really shouldn't write these posts while half-asleep.)
Now allow me to be a little sentimental. Big thank you to everyone who reads this blog and has followed through this crazy (bound to be crazier soon) book journey with me. All of your tweets, comments and thoughts really mean a lot to me, and I'm just so happy to be part of this amazing community. You are the best. And now, a video: