It’s the little things in life.
I love that phrase. It’s like a reassurance that you’re not crazy when you laugh or smile at seemingly meaningless things. At small moments that bring big joy. I just had a moment like this.
A few days ago I finished my manuscript for my short story, Alternate. I e-mailed an editor for it not fifteen minutes after that. What a thrill. Hitting those last letters on the keyboard, putting that final touch, leaning back into the chair and saying “I’m done!”
So far the feedback from friends and family has been great on it, and it’s been a good reminder that I can’t just sit here and wait to publish…I’ve gotta keep writing!
And rest assured, my mailing list will be receiving Alternate for free before I publish, so make sure you sign up before then. My editor and cover designer estimate to have their ends ready before the end of this month, so I’ll expect to publish Alternate by mid to late November, if my patience and excitement can wait that long.
Now it’s time to relax and celebrate for a day before getting back to my writing. Because, after all, it’s the little things in life indeed.