(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.) Just like the Paul Sheldon character in Stephen King's Misery, I have my own little ritual when I finish a manuscript. I'm sure many writers do. Much tedious work remains--finding a publisher, for starters--but with all the writing done I can take a few days off with a clear conscience.

Sheldon had one drink and one cigarette as his celebration. I wait until I've made every improvement I can; only them do I type THE END at the bottom.

What can I say? I'm a hedonist

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Comment by Dana King on December 2, 2008 at 2:33am
Thank you gentlemen. Let's see if I can take this one to the next step and actually get one published.
Comment by Tom Barclay on November 30, 2008 at 5:23am
Congratulations, Dana. You've gotten so much farther than most of us!
Comment by John McFetridge on November 30, 2008 at 1:05am
Congratulations on finishing the manuscript, Dana, and good luck with publishers.

And, I hope you recover soon from your wild celebrations.

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