I seem to have this moment after completing a manuscript (first draft) where I just kind of don't know what to do with myself. I know that I have work to do still (editing, revision, etc) but I just keep opening the file and staring at it thinking I should be working on a new chapter or something.
It takes me a minute for things to sink in, and then my first impulse is to start writing a new book. Jump into the next project. Because I know after having JUST completed the draft, I can't go back and reread it immediately. I need to give it some time to settle and breathe and put some space between it and me.
Right now I'm still in that "I'm not sure what to do with myself" moment. Which is why I'm writing a blog post. Just because I feel like I need to write SOMETHING.