I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet. I’ve been writing/revising my book for the last eight hours (not counting the months leading up to the last eight hours). I just shipped it off to my top secret editors, and now my brain is a little fried.
(I actually considered just making today’s post a 20 minute video of me playing the violin, but decided against it. 😉
Today was the deadline I set for myself and I’m pleased to announce that I met it. I’ll be sharing the release date for Renaissance Business with you guys soon.
Finishing a major project
It’s always a weird feeling, finishing a major project. In addition to being overwhelming and fulfilling, it’s usually somewhat anticlimactic and disorienting. You look up from your laptop and aren’t quite sure what to do with yourself.
Hey look, it’s a nice day out, you notice.
So you go for a walk. But everything feels a little off. You’re kind of like one of the alien teenagers from the show Roswell. You don’t quite fit in among all the fun-loving Portlanders, who no doubt spent their weekends strolling along Hawthorne, eating at taquerias and popping in at yard sales. Not locked in a bedroom, staring at a screen.
I remember when I started writing this book, how difficult it was to fight off the resistance. How even a few hundred words felt like a victory. There was a mountain ahead of me and I had no idea how I’d ever get up there. I just had to keep slogging- word by word. (bird by bird).
Somewhere along the way, things changed. I magically picked up steam and hundreds of words turned into thousands, thousands into tens of thousands. At some point the resistance decided to get out of my way and let me do my work.
When it’s all said and done
The days following the end of a major project can involve feelings of elation and joy, but also despair. A sense of loss even– like your purpose has been taken from you.
Thankfully, I have no time to get depressed, as I have a script to write and a million other (fun) projects that require my immediate attention. Yet another benefit of being a multipotentialite.
I have a packed schedule this week. Scriptwriting, meetings, emails… But I’m happy, because my life involves constant creation and I can’t really think of anything better.
How do you usually feel after completing a major project? Are you working on anything juicy these days?