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Finishing Up A Draft: Emotion Central

I was thinking about all the emotions that I experience upon finishing up a draft, and I decided it would be interesting to track the first 10 that float through my brain, honestly and unfiltered, for the purpose of writing “research.”

I started this post ahead of time, and I originally thought that I’d include all the thoughts that went along with each of the feelings. Sometimes though, less is more, and a picture is worth a thousand words. (I dare you to fit more clichés into a sentence!)

Novel finished on: June 17, 2014 
At: 11:02 PM

Emotion 1:  Happiness

Emotion 2: Satisfaction

Emotion 3: Pride
Emotion 4: Glee

Emotion 5: Uber-Glee

Emotion 6: Amusement

Emotion 7: Pleasure

Emotion 8: Determination

Emotion 9:  Creeping fear

Emotion 10:  Niggling self-doubt 

Date/time: 6/18/2014 at 12:06 AM 
(10 recognizable emotions in just over an hour)

And how I feel right now at 12:32 AM
(after squashing back down the doubt and fear)? 

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  1. Congratulations on finishing! And I have to say, I’m a little worried about what’s going on out of frame with Shaq there in #7….

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