This is an evocative post from a very strong writer.
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I now know why JK Rowling said she sat down and cried after finishing writing the last Harry Potter. Writing a book is a spiritual experience that is only topped by the feeling of finishing your first book. There’s this feeling of “oh my god, I did it, I actually did it,” but also a sadness and almost a fear of “oh my god it’s over,”. Whenever you think to yourself ‘I have a moment to write’, you realize that the book you’ve been working on forever is done. There’s no more to write. Of course, you could always extend the story and write 5 more books because you don’t want to lose the characters, but you know in your heart where the story was meant to end, and you can’t really change that. You want to write more, to start something new! But you realize that once you do…
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