The end. Done. Finished. Completed. All such satisfying words. This weekend I polished, tweaked and dotted the final i, paid the fee and sent off my 64,600 word manuscript, The Boulangerie, to be judged. Any of you who have completed; an arduous task, a thesis, a quilt, graduated, know how light I'm feeling. After all the work my first thought, "What next?"
So, what next? Stored in the writing file is a finished, unpolished manuscript (not even a working title) that is a lead-in to The Boulangerie. That seems to be the next logical step but for the rest of the weekend I am going to bask in this light and airy feeling of a big job done.
The contest deadline is September, 2010 and results are expected in January, 2011. I'll post any results.
Thanks so much for your readership, it's what keeps this writer going.