A question was brought up of how we celebrate completing a book. Which is a darn good question!
I know some authors who have set celebration techniques--one friend goes out for a fruity drink after each book's first draft is done. Another celebrates when the book comes out with a release party.
Sadly, aside from once in a while going out for a nice dinner, I don't have anything. I've thought about it before and I really want to add some sort of celebration to recognize what I've done. Usually it just gets shoved to the first editor and I jump into the next project. Like this past Monday night when I finished the draft of an upcoming novalla, sent it to her, then ran and started working on edits for another book.
I believe celebrations and rituals can be very comforting and helpful--but somehow I can't seem to develop them for myself!
Here's hoping this blog hop gives me some ideas--if you have any, feel free to add them here!
As I haven't finished any of my stories yet, I don't know how I'll celebrate. I just hope I can reach a point where I can definitely look at my words and say "The End" instead of toying with it a little more each day.ReplyDelete
Maybe try a visit to the bookstore or a day just spent reading?ReplyDelete
Maybe you don't need one! I figure that's just fine, too.ReplyDelete
You know, I don't think I have any celebration rituals either. I cheer and excitedly bombard my husband with how great it feels, but beyond that, I don't do anything specific.ReplyDelete
As you visit other blogs, you'll see most of us don't do anything special to celebrate. We should be nicer to ourselves.ReplyDelete
I always celebrate, but not in any real set way. Aside from vigorously patting myself on the back that is. Someone has to give me a "good girl" accolade :)ReplyDelete