I finished the first draft, and got it out to two subject matter experts for an alpha read. Of course, this promptly ensured that they have extremely busy weeks, because Murphy’s Law is alive and well. But until it comes back, I’m not going to worry about it.
Which means I have a quiet mind with no story in it, for a few days. It’s a strange sensation… although, I guess I should say it’s a normal one, since normal people seem more likely to have this than writers. But abnormal for me, and I’d rather forgotten what it was like, after 8 months of writing the last story. I could, I suppose, pick up an older half-finished story and start a readthrough in order to figure out why I blocked and how to resume… but right now, I kind of like this.
It’s a novel feeling, having a head with no novel inside.
Not to worry, it won’t last too long. Either I’ll get feedback and stuck into edits, or something will bubble up. It always does.
Do you get that, too?