You’ve finished your project, your story, your piece. It’s been critiqued, revised, edited, tweaked. It’s good to go out into the world. You heard the whoosh that means it’s sent.
What do you do? Do you have a process? Do you take a break? Do you give yourself a treat?
I find I like to go right to work the next day on something new. It might be another idea for a story, or a project/story for my students.
If I don’t I feel like I’m left of center. Does anyone else feel like that?
Even if I just spend the time brainstorming a character or a problem or a theme, I feel like I’m getting somewhere. The bonus is I’m not thinking about what the person who’s reading the story I’ve recently sent is thinking about my writing. Well, at least not as much as I would if I wasn’t working on something else.