Finishing a book is always a strange event, a combination of loss and relief and anxiety. Finishing a book that you were writing in installments online for an ever growing audience who’s ending you didn’t even know until you wrote it? That’s something a little different.
No idea what to do next.
What I do know is that I’ll be taking a week or so off from most things writing. I’m going out of town for this coming weekend and then I’ve got a rather busy July so I’m going to be on here only sporadically. Assuming I can stay away. Part of me wants to start another book.
Also I need to figure out how to structure this site now that the project is over (this is the first post that, intentionally anyway, was filed in the “Uncategorized” category).
Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m going to fade away into oblivion. I’ve come to like this here internet place, but the daily check-in on the writing process is now done and there won’t be any new fiction for a bit and for at least a week I’ll be absent.
Otherwise I should have some of my next year worked out by the time I come back from vacation. And I’m sure I’ll say a few things about the Matthew and Epp stories.
Speaking of, if you’re new here, the “New Here” page will fill you in on most things…shockingly. I don’t think I go into the whole Matthew and Epp concept there (it’s funny to me that there isn’t actually a title) but for that you should start at “Second Choice” and work your way through Parts 2- 10. They’re labeled as such over in the Categories column.