You might inscribe the title of your novel a couple dozen times before it sticks. You might make it longer, shorter, TBD, Working Title, WIP, B.S., Nada, Whatever… whatever. And revert after all that to the original working title. Or not. But “The End”… this is a thing you only write once on a manuscript. Today was that day for me. What a relief!
I’m going to stop awhile and enjoy the feeling. Read a little, write some reviews. Soon enough I’ll begin the deflating process of finding an agent or publisher. If it goes anything like past searches, the process will take even longer than the 18 months that went into the MS. And though this is a polished draft, it could fall yet again under the axe of another heavy edit.
For now, I can say:
4 thoughts on “Beginnings and Endings”
Awesome! Congratulations! Good luck!
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Thanks! Psyched. Great day. Feels great…
Congrats! Never let the moment be forgotten.
HOORAY! Congratulations, and take a deep breath. Savor the moment.