TFW!!! when you finish an 11-page short piece...the first thing you have finished in 3 years besides revisions.
It feels like:
I'm excited besides finishing in that I want to turn it into a longer piece, even a novel. The idea is good and I've basically outlined using this short piece. But drafting again is hard. I have forgotten, but I'm determined to trudge through it and get a first draft done. If nothing else, to prove to myself I can write a novel. (again)
But whatever guys -- I WROTE AND FINISHED SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3,189 words of something. In 2 days. AHHHH. So excited, so excited!
To finish, even a rough draft, even a small piece, is one of the greatest feelings I think a writer can have. You feel accomplished and proud and you sit back and you're like holy ^cats^ did I just do that?
yes, yes, you did.