This weekend I am taking my first trip away from Westly. I am going down to visit my family and attend a wedding with them. I am way excited, but a little nervous, of course. I know West will be fine, and I trust Michael to take good care of him. But I still may shed a tear as I drive away.
I will go through a similar experience again when I finish my last Sherlock Academy book. I am excited to finish it, publish it, and share it with others. But in doing so, I let go and say goodbye. I entrust my work to readers to enjoy, criticize, and eventually forget. I may shed a tear as I close this chapter in my life.
But where one door closes, another one opens, right? I’m depending on it.