Want to know what the biggest payoff for a writer is?
Fame, Money, Recognition?
Well, granted, I've not well-acquainted with any of those things, so you can take what I have to say with a grain of salt, but I'm willing to bet that most writers, no matter who they are, will agree that the biggest satisfaction they get is actually
Writing that last sentence.
That final word.
Yes, I know there are many drafts involved, and lots of editing, but when you finally get to
of a project you've been working on, there is immense satisfaction.
Today, I finished a 10,000 word short story I've been working on, based loosely on a true story of saving a wild kitten. And that wonderful feeling, when you know you've nailed it, got it to the right place, finished the final sentence that wraps it up and says what you want to say - is just a pretty darn good feeling.
I'll let you know when this one is ready to read. It might be part of an anthology or I may do something else with it.
But for now, it sits on my desk, printed out and ready for another read-through and round of editing, but mostly, it is *big yay*