Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The End.

Well, I finished writing Ethan Cadfael: The Battle Prince. Well, the very rough first draft at any rate. As I typed the last sentence, I genuinely felt melancholic. I really didn't want to finish. I had so much fun writing this one.

I'll go through now and do a cursory edit, and divide the great big long block of words into chapters of some description, and then I'll file the story away and work on something else after a break of undetermined length. Maybe the rest of the year.

Who knows?

Today, I'll do nothing but a few silly things - answering some questions, playing silly games online... that kind of thing.

I'll also be grieving the end of a story that, for some reason, I've grown extraordinarily fond of. I honestly can't wait until it's ready to go out into the world. Not that I expect too many people to read it, but still, I'm feeling pretty good about it.

The happy ending (WHAT?! I wrote a happy ending? Me? No!) probably helped...

Oh, and before I forget, I've been interviewed by Rainy Kaye (of Rainy of the Dark). You can read that interview HERE if you want.

Right, I'm off to do nothing in particular. Have a great Wednesday!


Cakes of shortbread, formerly used as communion-bread.
- Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911

Singing-Loaf or cake, the Eucharistic wafer, because a psalm was directed to be sung while it was making.
- T. Lewis Davies' Supplementary English Glossary, 1881


Jen Daiker said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!! I always love finishing something, regardless whether there will be a ton of revising or not. Each step is a success! After all, 95% of people who consider themselves writers actually complete a book!

I'm a new follower *waves* I love meeting new peeps in blog land! Look forward to future posts!!

S.M. Carrière said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for the comment. It's lovely to meet you.

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

What a feeling of accomplishment--and sadness. But it will be fun when you get to look at it again!


S.M. Carrière said...

I'm fully expecting to giggle hysterically to myself as I edit!