This month's cat out of the hat: What do the wenches do when we finish a book?
Joanna here: For me "finishing" means sending the manuscript to the editor.
This isn't the end of writing the book, by any means. There's still substantive editing from my wonderful editor where she says things like—"What?" and— "I have no idea what's going on here!”—and— "What are all these Baldoni doing in London?" and stufflikethatthere.
There's still the copyediting where I discover so very many things I misspelled and all my continuity errors. Yes. I really have put three days between Monday and Tuesday. Then there are the galleys where nameless gremlins have snuck in and added odd typos.
But sending the manuscript off, finished, is my big celebration.