How to Author: Celebrating “The End”

It’s important to take time and celebrate the end of a book.


How do you celebrate the end of a big project?

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  1. I will let you know when I finish my book. :)

  2. You didn’t have your writing robe on! What’s up with that?! You said you were professional. Come on, man!

  3. Ha! I celebrate BIG style over here. Like, this time, I said to my family, “I’ve finished,” and my mum said, “well done, Tony.” Then I watched TV for a while. ROCK AND ROLL, baby! Who needs to spray five grands’ worth of champagne over a pair of bikini-clad supermodels when you’ve got re-runs of Grand Designs coming on…?

  4. I find the starting of the book is more deserving of celebration than the end. I hate the starting. The ending is bad too, though. And the bits in between the starting and the end, those suck too. So now I celebrate getting up in the morningish. I celebrate this momentous occasion with a Poptart or two and some diet Dr Pepper.

  5. Happy dance! Tell everyone I know that knows I’m writing. Then freak out because I know at some point I have to write a dreaded query. *heavy sigh*

  6. Well, let’s see… for the first book I shouted for joy and practically ran around the room. For book 2, which I officially finished yesterday I started work on the cover and blurb. Guess I need to work on celebrating too.

    Congrats on your finish!

  7. Haha! Was this supposed to be inspiring? Because it, oddly, was.

  8. My first book (proofreading, cover, formatting and all) should be done by the end of this month. So when you see news bulletins about the party that took out half of Southern California… That’s me.

  9. I celebrate with a bit of worry over marketing my self-published book, a dash of concern with the higher price due to inability to produce 1000 copies and distribute myself, and end with a continual bout of self doubt! I think I might celebrate if someone else dealt with item one and two. Self doubt will always be mine!

  10. I tuned in, hoping to hear that you celebrate writing the end of a story the way Hank Moody does: whiskey, weed and Warren Zevon. (I’m sure the alliteration was no accident)

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