You know that feeling?

Crabby_PantsLike you’ve been shot from a cannon, stumble to your feet, and then catch your breath as you look about and wonder, “What now?” Yeah, that feeling.

I’ve been working on Book V of the Gift Legacy series for a year and a half (had to go look that up), and on Tuesday, I wrote the final scene. Since then, I’ve been fumbling around not quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing.

Yellow_HoneysuckleDon’t get me wrong – there’s no shortage of editing, re-writing, and writing to do, and let’s not get started on house cleaning, weeding, laundry, etc. (no really – let’s not get started!), but after eighteen months of concentrating on this one project, having it done feels … I don’t know … airy.

WisteriaEach time I finish writing a book, it feels different. I wrote about it here. I feel good about this one. Optimistic. Excited.

I think I’ll take a week off and play in the garden. I might even clean the windows so I can see the garden when I get back to writing.

Book V is called The Gift: Betrayal. It’s Jackson Delaney’s story. I’ll tell you all about it next time. If you’ll excuse me, I hear the garden calling …

And what better way to enjoy your garden, than from a hammock reading your own copy of Awakening, the book that started it all? Get it with one click right here!
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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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18 Responses to You know that feeling?

  1. And what a tremendous garden it is! Congratulations on finishing! I need to get to work myself. 😀

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  2. denmaniacs4 says:

    Thought you might find this interesting…there I was…flying around google when…

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  3. gmroeder says:

    Aaah, you lucky girl! Finished another book – take a breather, a little holiday! I am still doing that and the longer it takes the less I want to go back to writing. Hard enough to do my blogs…to keep my name alive. Congratulations! Need a proof reader? I finished one book and haven’t started on another… Cheers,

    *Giselle Roeder* Follow my blog at or on Amazon ; and on Twitter @GiselleRoeder1 Author of: *”We Don’t Talk About That”* – Autobiography, 2014 *”Forget Me Not”* – Bouquet of Stories, 2015 and more…

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    • JP McLean says:

      Thank, Giselle. I do feel lucky. I’m still a few steps away from proofreader phase, but when I’m there, I’ll touch base. Hope you regain your writing oomph real soon.


  4. olganm says:

    It’s a weird sensation but I have it too (and used to when I was preparing for important exams. I was so eager to finish and then, suddenly when that’s all you’ve been doing for a long time… And with my PhD. That was three years… Perhaps it’s worse with characters in a series…)

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    • JP McLean says:

      Oh my – three years! I think that more than qualifies for a long project. I’m sure it felt great to be done, though. And now you get to use those experiences in your writing. Bonus!


  5. Diana Stevan says:

    That feeling about being shot out of a cannon, don’t think so. But good analogy. Congratulations! That’s quite a feat. Book five. Wow! And yes, enjoy the garden. I’ll look forward to seeing this cover.

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  6. Five books! That is five books more than most people ever write. Congratulations on a great achievement. This series deserves to be made into a movie.

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  7. Nigel says:

    I completely understand taking a break from a long project. It allows you to clear you mind, unwind and refocus. However, as an avid fan of the Legacy series, please don’t take too long. 🙂 I’d to have the opportunity to be a proof reader if that’s possible,

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  8. Congratulations on finishing another book. Truly awesome 🙌

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