I’ve often heard writers say that those are their two favorite words. Why? Because that means the story, the thing that may have had them in tears or caused them to pull out their hair, was finished.
For me, it means I am moving on. Starting a new idea. Taming the wild frontier…er, never mind that one.
So I finished my YA short story. I’m happy with it. I’m moving on. Or back in this case, to finish the book I started and had to put on hold to write the short story. And of course I feel so empowered. Hey, I just finished writing a short story. If I were a bird I’d be strutting around like a peacock! Okay, maybe not. But still, it’s pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. And this whole “I’ve finished” rush will last, oh about sixty more seconds, cause that’s when I will realize I have another entire story to tell and that one starts with what have become MY two favorite words lately---Chapter One.
Thanks for reading—until next time,