1. You know how it’s going to end. You may have even written the ending already. (Linear writing? What’s that?)
2. It’s less of a slow crawl and more of a sprint. Except you’re actually going in the right direction now. You think.
3. You might actually be feeling sort of … confident??
4. You know your characters so well they almost feel like real people. And you’re about to say goodbye. Oh no …
5. There are parts of your book you actually don’t totally hate.
6. You’re ready to move on …
7. … but also sad that it’s almost over.
8. You can’t remember what life was like before you started this project. You had time for things? Really?
9. You’re doing more rereading than actual writing. Are you really almost there? Are you sure? Are you SURE??
10. You’re SO TIRED but also SO CLOSE so you just KEEP WRITING!
11. “I might finish my book by the end of the week/month” is an actual thought you’re having. Ah!
12. You’re looking forward to what’s next … after you finish and celebrate, of course.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.