I finished another novel last night and just sat here staring at the screen for a while. Content to sit and grin. It's actually just the beginning of the work, but it sure feels good.
Then I created a pdf version and moved it over to the first stage editing column on my screen. The triage edit column and the unfinished column are even at the moment, each with six.
It feels amazing to get those last words down. Almost as good as getting the first words down in a new novel. I ran around the house giggling last night, and I'm still euphoric.
Now that it's "finished" I can admit that the climax needs tweaking. I need to write a synposis and listen all the way through to identify flow and plot problems. I got rid of an unnecessary storyline yesterday and I've already identified at least two additional scenes that need to be written.
The second stage begins!
I love this.