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Posted on Oct 19, 2008 in Blog, The Windup Girl, Writing | 6 comments

How to celebrate?

Now that I’ve gotten over the killer cold that felled me immediately after I finished work on THE WINDUP GIRL, I’m trying to figure out how I’m supposed to celebrate the fact that, for the first time in a couple years, I don’t have a looming project. I kept telling myself that when I finished work on this thing that I’d reward myself somehow. But now that I’m done, I don’t have any ideas.

Anyone else have things they like to do after they finish their writing projects? How do you mark your accomplishments?


  1. Well, when I finished mine last year, I think I just went to work. :)

    I think with anything I do one of these three things:

    1) Yoga
    2) Binge drink
    3) Cry

  2. Anytime I finish a big project, I sit around dazed for a while before feeling guilty for not working on something. :)

    But yes, you should celebrate. :) Do something you’ve been meaning to do but have been putting off because of your work. :)

  3. There’s always some overpriced gadget to buy. I think you’ve totally earned it. :-)

  4. I made my first SF sale earlier this month, and my wife took me out for the Tacos Of Publication Victory. I highly recommend that course of action.

  5. I think hookers and blow are traditional.

  6. Sadly, neither are widely available in rural Colorado.