Those are some of my favorite words. They mean - done, complete, finished. They mean a goal met, a contract fulfilled, a success rather then a failure. They mean I have followed through, persevered and kept going. They mean that when times were tough, when kids were cranky, when I was cranky, I gritted my teeth, bore it and just kept right on going.
They mean that I am not just a dreamer, I am an author.
They mean that hour after hour of typing letters, words and sentences have not been in vain.
They mean the vision in my head is now something I can hold in my hands.
And they mean a new beginning, a fresh start, another chance to make it just right.
Which is what I have today!
The manuscript is complete. The author is happy. And maybe that pile of laundry will finally get clean!