I just wrote THE END on the second of my grizzly shifter books. Yes, you read that right – grizzly bear shifters! Book 1 – The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons – will be out June 7. (If you check the outlets for pre-orders, etc, let me warn you that there are errors on it including a misspelling of my name. Hopefully, by the time this blog goes live, that’ll be fixed, but you never know…)
Anyway…I wrote THE END on the manuscript of the second book just a few days ago. Guess what I did right afterwards.
- Celebrated with a margarita and cheesecake.
- Went to bed (OMG it was late) and celebrated with my husband.
- Immediately flew into the edits of Book 1. Writing is re-writing, after all!
- Kicked back with a sigh and said, “That was easy!”
- Stared dazedly into space and wondered what had happened to the last couple months of my life.
Answer: 5. Much as I might have wanted to indulge, a margarita and cheesecake were not immediately available. Which is a massive bummer though, honestly, I would probably have regretted the combination of those foods. Unlike most times, this book was finished during the daytime, so I had no intention of going to bed. And since I was at a writing retreat without my husband, any fun type of celebrating with him had to wait! I did not go immediately into my edits for the earlier book. I’m not that much of a masochist. And I’d never, ever say writing was easy. Even when the words flow, it’s not easy. Which leaves #5.
I did indeed stare dazedly into space and wondered what had happened to the last couple months of my life. With this book especially, I seemed to dive in and not come up until it was done. And when that happens, it’s wonderful. Because I can immerse myself and not be distracted by the other aspects of life. Though my social media, personal appearance, and housekeeping definitely suffer during these periods.
So what do you do to celebrate THE END of something? Shopping? Dessert? A shower? A good book? Like my Regency novel, ONE ROGUE AT A TIME and SEDUCING THE SKEPTIC that I wrote under the name of Kathy Lyons.
Can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Send me your thoughts by commenting below.