Novel Finishing and Lots of Caffeine

So I need to tell you guys about my night.

At twelve at night, some people are asleep, some people are peacefully reading a good book, some people are out partying with friends.

I, on the other hand, was blaring music through my headphones last night, pounding away at the keys of my laptop, nearing the end of my Novel.

Now this is the third and final installment of the Dragon Master Trilogy, titled FORSAKEN. This is the book that I talk about HERE, in the context of not wanting to finish it in fear of not having anything to write after I type THE END.

So, anyway, moving on with my night. This was just the beginning.

What do you suppose people are doing at three in the morning? Probably sleeping or, if you're more like my kind of person, still having a marathon your favorite TV Series on Netflix or wasting time on Tumblr.

This is all great, but at this time, I was STILL numbing my ears with my Writerly music, making myself vibrate by the words that were flowing from my fingers.

Now--What do normal people do at SEVEN in the morning? Sleeping still? Out and about their day?

I kept glanced at my window, watching the sun rise into the sky, but I didn't stop. I couldn't stop.

I couldn't. Stop. Writing.

And so, at long last when the clock struck exactly 9:48, I typed THE END on my Novel, thus ending the epic story of my Soulyer and Bair.

It was heartbreaking and exciting and overwhelming and I got up and danced around the house a little before getting a few hours of sleep before the rest of the day.

It ended with:

127,433 words

346 pages

100,000,000,000 tears

(No, I'm not kidding about the tears.)

I cried and I laughed and I ran in circles a bit, and I'm still vibrating.

And, the best part:

I'm not afraid anymore.

I always knew once I got it over with I wouldn't be afraid of what happened after I finished it. I now have a semi-thought out story for Camp NaNoWriMo this April, and I'm excited to write about it! (More on this in a later post!)

So I'm very sad to say goodbye to my lovely little characters, but I know that this won't be the last time I see them. There are at least three other short stories/spin-off Novels I'm planning on writing set in their world, and I can rest peacefully knowing that I will see them again!

Have you ever finished a novel? Can you relate to this feeling?

So now I'm terribly sleepy and smiling like mad, and I'm going to go dance a little more.

Thanks for reading!