The Crash After Finishing A Literary Work

For me, the process of writing a novel or a play is one of daydreaming. I imagine little scenes, episodes. I write them down. At some point there are enough of them to string together, to create a big picture. There is a moment, a brief moment, when it is done and I see the characters as separate beings for the first time and I fall in love.

And then, shortly after, I move from creation to the thought of publication. How do I sell this? Who will buy? Will anyone ever see it?  My writing job is done, and I mourn a little. I finish my work, and I mourn.


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