I finished writing my novel in December (the last chapter will get published this December ) While writing the last few chapters, I got super excited and when I was done, I was super happy and wanted to share it with the whole world. I didn't get any feelings of grief, maybe because I already planned on writing a few extra chapters some time in the future or because I knew I had to proofread the whole thing.
This happiness lasted for about a week before it just felt normal to have a finished novel. Then, around two weeks later, I started completely forgetting that I had finished writing a novel. At that time, I had started writing a short story (I actually wanted to take a break from writing but somehow couldn't stop, so I started a short story ) When people reminded me that I had finished a whole novel, it felt unreal. So, some time later, I reread my novel to find typos and all those little mistakes that I didn't spot the first time and I was surprised. My thoughts constantly were something along the lines of "Did I write that? Really? When?" As if I hadn't spent two years on that novel
So, I kind of went through several emotions and at the moment, I'm kind of ignoring the fact that I've written a novel that's now completely finished. I also still tell people that I'm not really a writer... imposter syndrome? (ignoring the fact that people in my real life don't know about me writing stories online...)