Incoming! Thwump! That’s the sound of 51,000 words landing in my editor’s electronic inbox.
My YA mystery is done, at least for the moment. It was a pretty major revision, so I’ll have to see what my editor thinks about the changes and additions. But my kids, who are in high school and college, liked it. Now I know that writers aren’t supposed to rely on their families for feedback. Usually, I don’t, but I needed my young adults’ feedback to make sure my word choices worked.
Ordinarily there’s a bit of an empty feeling when a project heads out the door. I don’t expect to start feeling it until tomorrow morning. That’s when I usually work on my fiction. But I’ll be staying very busy as I try to catch up with everything that I’ve been putting off in order to meet this deadline.