Since I learned to see by watching for patterns, I often misjudge the universe's intentions and compile all the negatives that enter my life into one huge warning or stop sign. That is until it steps in and drops a golden apple on my head.
How does an author feel after finishing another phase of their book's development? Seven emotions ranging from tired to gratitude come to mind. It's good to be done with the tedious. Now it's time for full-blown creativity once again.
Taking a moment to stop, breathe, and applaud myself. Granted I still have twenty-one more chapters left in the grammar check, but I told myself that once I reached chapter thirty I would celebrate. The milestone means I have less than more to do.