It came immediately after the last sentence of the epilogue.
Guys, I've at last finished the rough draft of Outcast, at long last. Now, it is a rough draft. I have a lot of work to do on it yet. There are scenes missing, abandoned threads that need to be tied up or removed. The editing pass I'm about to embark on is going to be a rough time.
BUT, I finished the manuscript. The story is done, more or less. I am so very relieved.
I'm taking a day to celebrate... by editing a friend's story.
Then I'm diving back in sometime in the next couple of days for the heavy, dear-god-why-did-I-ever-think-this-was-closed-to-finished editing. Then I can finally file this away and work on the second book of the Avalon series, which I'm looking forward to.
In other news, I'm back to my regular schedule, more or less, in other areas of my life. Meaning, after a few weeks of being ill where all physical activity fell away, I'm back at it. Yesterday was a bit of a mess. I didn't get up to go to the gym in the morning, due to the migraine that woke me before dawn, leaving me in tears. Determined not to waste more time, I went to the gym during my lunch break. I'm a bit sore today, which means my run this afternoon won't be great, but oh well!
I'm into week two of my run training, so the easy stuff is more or less over. Though, to be honest, this next week doesn't seem all that difficult, either.
Right, I have a friend's story to edit. I'm off to work.