Friday, January 30, 2009


Yesterday at around 3 p.m. I finished the revisions on "Shades of Grey" and sent the manuscript back to my editor at Severn House in London. Within minutes, I'd gotten a very nice response (which makes me wonder about the hours she keeps). I guess I must have been more keyed up than I thought, because I teared up as I read the last page and then suddenly felt exhausted. The cat was enjoying her midday nap, so I fitted myself into the remaining third of the bed and slept for about a half hour. Then I got up... and wrote 1,300 words on "Grey Matters," as I am tentatively calling the sequel.

Often I feel sad when I finish a book. I think I've been working on this one for so long that maybe that won't hit me. Maybe I'll just feel relieved?


Yvonne said...

Good luck with your manuscript, Clea! I'm sure it was a nice feeling to have it all completed.

Clea Simon said...

Thanks, Yvonne. It was actually mixed. A relief, but now that story is over for me, you know?

Yvonne said...

I know what you mean, Clea. Now, it's on to the next thing :)