I am, like, two or three scenes away from finishing my first book that I intend to publish.
That doesn’t mean it’s finished—I’m gonna have to edit it to high hell, and I KNOW I’m gonna have to rewrite a good chunk of it, probably.
And before all that, even, I have to let it SIT so I can come back to it with fresh eyes. Publishing is not for those who seek instant validation. It’s a very long and painful process.
But the moment it’s done?
The moment I can lift up and display my first published novel to the world?
That will make the entire process worth it.