Ending books is really hard for me. I almost always want to go right back to the beginning and start fixing the things I know need to be fixed while they’re fresh in my head.
I almost always need to force myself not to just start the next phase of the project. I make notes of the things I want to consider in revisions. And then I close the project file.
I know myself pretty well, and I know that I have a tendency to rush from project to project because that’s how my brain works. But I also know that I get tired and burnt out like everyone else.
So I force myself to take a full 24 hours to not work on anything. To read, watch Netflix, take a shower… Self-care is just as important as pushing on to the next project, so you shouldn’t ever feel guilty about taking a day for you.
Then after the 24 hours, I might even poke at the serial for a bit. Or maybe just brainstorm on the next project.
I just don’t know yet.