Thursday, September 6, 2012

Off with her head

I should not be allowed to blog or use social media within a few days of finishing a book. I've heard that having some sort of mild bout of depression after finishing a book is a common phenomena, not just with writers but even with some readers. This is a thing I go through every time I finish, and yet it always shocks me.

I finished writing a book Friday afternoon and, of course, threw myself a little party. (I mean, I really just vexed my cats and ate a vegan hot dog, but that's a party.) Then, I went through and spent time doing some quick edits/proof-reading on the thing so I could send it to a friend of mine who likes to read what I write. I was in such a good mood!

Then Sunday hit and I crumbled. Then, Sunday night chugged up on me and I made the mistake of trying to read up on publishing more. Everything got worse! I was not only going into these inconsistent websites in a bad mood, but I was also site-hopping from page to page without really taking time time to absorb. This meant I was reading conflicting information and getting myself frazzled and stressed, really for no reason.

The mood has gone the way of the dodo, though, and now I'm back to just querying agents, no longer convinced that I'm going to have to wait until I'm 80 to get a request for a full manuscript.

I'm still vexing my cats, though, because that's what they're there for.

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