I finished the first draft of Bite Sized, last night. And last night, I emptied and cleaned one of my absolute favorite fountain pens, and re-filled it with a water-proof purple ink my husband got me for my birthday (Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa). Waterproof, because I have cats that like to knock over my water bottle, and splatter my draft book. I’d had a waterproof black, but black is boring. 😉
I’m going to take today and tomorrow off from writing (and being chained to my laptop), and go pick up a real, honest-to-God paper and ink book that smells like a book, and feels like a book. And I’m going to read as much as I can while the kids are still at school for the next two days.
It’s an unaccountable relief to finish a first draft. And I’ll be working on revising it starting likely on Wednesday or Thursday, so that I can get that out on the schedule I set for myself.