In between teaching, some miscellaneous camp work and quick walks to the lake, I finished the copy edits on Cooper and Packrat’s adventure. As I hit send on this final draft, I felt a mix of overwhelming pride and a little bit of pure terror. This is really happening! By next summer, I will be holding Cooper and Packrat; Mystery on Pine Lake in my hands. I’ll be sharing it with family, friends and campers!
*falls to the floor in a faint*
I know from having talked to my writing friends that these feelings are somewhat normal and the only cure is to dig into a new story. Soooo I’ve re-opened a Cooper and Packrat adventure I’d plotted last winter and I’m moving forward with it. I’d forgotten how much I like this storyline, too. It feels good to be first-drafting again!