I just typed the last five words of my first long-form novel.
20 months of writing, on and off.
245 single-spaced pages.
132,444 words on the roughest hewn draft I have ever produced.
1 subplot to remove from the first half of the draft.
1 plot point to re-envision.
5-10 scenes to rewrite based on the dropped plotline/new scene.
1 scene I intentionally skipped when drafting.
1 epilogue to write and then decide whether to use.
The novel is by no means FINISHED, but I am finished writing the thing.
Tell me, and, remember, this is for posterity, so, please, be honest: how do you feel?