004Just after 3 a.m. today, I typed two beautiful words on my manuscript: THE END.

It’s not the end, of course. First, I need to take a break from it. Second, I need some people I trust to read it and expose its holes. Third, I need to recast and revise much of it. Fourth, I may need to recast and revise one more time after that.

But, for now, I’m basking in the glow of a finished draft.