And finally, you get to the point in your novel where you place the final full stop at the end of the final sentence in the final paragraph. You sit back and look at that last page with a range of emotions. Some sense of achievement, a good deal of relief and – for a moment, at least – the uncertainty of what happens next now your months-long project has finally ended.
And then the realisation hits that it hasn’t ended, and your immediate future is one of editing, editing and more editing.
That’s where I’m at now. Wish me luck!