a quiz: what does one do after pressing send?

Yesterday I pressed send on a project I’ve been working on for a little while. So, what glamorous thing does an aspiring author do to commemorate such an occasion?

a) Steal a celebratory burger date with your spouse before he/she leaves on a business trip

b) Eat fundraiser chocolate

c) Scrub some dishes that have been waiting in your sink too long because of said project

d) Change a diaper

e) Wonder what to do with your life once the kids are in bed and you’d usually be working on it

f) Give yourself one night and then get back to work because you love it too much to stay away

g) All of the above, internally partying like the boss that you are for pressing send


The correct answer is G. This little slice of the web is all about celebration — the big things and little things.

I love the juxtaposition of pressing send or getting the call or writing the end in the middle of messy, glorious real life. It’s pretty much my favorite.

What are you celebrating right now? What’s the most glamorous thing you’ve done after a major writing milestone?

Party on, my friends!


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  • *Throws glitter in the air.* Celebrating no puking people at my house this week (hey, it’s the little things right)? I’ve actually (so far) haven’t had anything to celebrate in the writing world (boo). I say I should remedy that very very soon (like next week when I finally finish them edits! lol)

    • False: You have written THE END on a first draft, attended a writer’s conference, had a critique partner sign with a top 5 publisher. So much bravery to celebrate and so much excitement to come! <3

  • Yay!!!! Doing a little dance party with you. 🙂 I’m celebrating feeling better after a week-long fight with the flu and being excited about my next book. Proud of you, friend!!

    • Right there with you, sister! We are still wiping noses around here, but hoping the major part of the sickies are behind us!