I’m at that exciting point where the end of the first draft of my novel is in sight. With only a few scenes left to write, I expect to be done by the end of the week (barring any major unforeseen upheavals in my life/schedule). Maybe some writers feel sad or let down when they finish a first draft, but I’m always excited. All my months of work are finally coming together and soon I’ll be able to start shaping the story into something that, hopefully, people will one day enjoy reading.
I know that in a few weeks or months, after I’ve been editing my novel for a while, my mindset will change and I’ll start think “This sucks! How did I ever think this could be any good?!?! Nobody’s going to like this book!” That always happens. But for the moment I’m exceedingly happy and excited, and I intend to enjoy that while it lasts!