The day you type “the end” in your novel is a joyous release. You can relax for a bit, let it rest, get some distance before re-reading and beginning to edit.
The next day you feel lost, you know you have to write, you’ve set yourself to a schedule. You go to your computer and it hits you, that piece you been working on for a month, a year, ten years, is done … now what.
Sure it’s time to start something new, brainstorm, plot, plan, world build. But it’s weird. You are connected to those old characters, you feel like you’ve lost a friend. Maybe they’re thinking of you too?
Okay probably not, or you’ve created a new reality and we’d all better run!
This is how I handled it, I took the week to focus on marketing. And I began jotting notes for my next novel. I tweaked a kids book I had written in the spring and sent it off to a publisher – fingers crossed.
I read three books for reviews and sent out a ton of emails requesting my own book to be reviewed. This is always time-consuming and lacks results. So if anyone has good tips there I’m open…