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Hitting the publish button feels like _____
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:15:52 am »
Wanted to play a little forum game and see if anyone wanted to end the sentence "Hitting the publish button feels like______"

Because I got through all the editing and all the final look throughs and all the little stuff the other day and hit the publish button and when it's over, for me, hitting the publish button feels like a bubble bath in my soul.

So, what's that final, it's all done, feel like for the rest of you fine people?

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    Offline EmberKent

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 10:12:18 am »
    Dread.

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 10:37:56 am »
    Jumping off a cliff.

    Every time I click publish I suddenly feel a massive wash of self-doubt. Is it as good as the previous ones in the series? It didn't feel like it was when I was writing it, crap, crap, what if it gets one-star bombed into oblivion?

    It doesn't end until the first favourable reviews start coming in.

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 11:48:36 am »
    Ha, oh no.  I thought that it was the relieving part.  Am I not worrying enough?   Ahhhhh....

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 01:29:18 pm »
    Routine.

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 01:17:42 am »
    Hitting the publish button feels like floating a paperboat into the vast ocean of literature,
    Hoping the winds would  glide them towards the further shore, help share the treasure.

    Hitting the publish button feels like a gigantic unburdening of the soul,
    Of the vast deposits of memories and fantasies that haunt like a ghoul;
    Whose tether snapped in the freedom of the skies,
    To fly away in all glory like a colorful kite,
    Prompting onlookers to admire it's beauty, ponder the price.

    Hitting the publish button feels like an achievement on the way,
    For it's yet another milestone, as the people on the path say.
    I would pause,
    I would sit,
    Take some rest
    But continue with grit.




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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 05:23:46 am »
    Hitting the publish button feels like floating a paperboat into the vast ocean of literature,



     :D  That's such a good one.  Love the whole response, but that line has got some style.

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 05:35:12 am »
    Panicky bliss.

    It feels great to get something done and published, but someone is going to find a big glaring error - I just know it!

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 05:44:44 am »
    ...  major accomplishment.
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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 08:37:03 am »
    :D  That's such a good one.  Love the whole response, but that line has got some style.
    The line's got style
    Cos them paperboats got mine.
    The papers make my book,
    But hey, that's just fine!

    The ocean is deep,
    The ocean is dark,
    Motorboats and mighty ships
    Cruising like sharks.
    Creasing the waters.
    Often toppling my paperboats.

    However, despite life's snark,
    I persist with a hope-filled heart,
    For even 'The Titanic' sank to Fate's knock.

    I float paperboats one by one,
    Hoping not all would drown,
    God knows how many hearts they would've won,
    Them that would make for time-worthy fun.

    The bits and pieces reaching the further shore still convey a story,
    Of lost souls and their agony,
    Of flirty b*tches and tyranny.
    Like message in a bottle,
    Like cryptic clues in treasure hunt.
     
    I drink no beer
    But empty mugs of caffeine.
    However, if I could afford hundreds of such bottles,
    No doubt, I'd dump them all into the ocean!




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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 10:29:24 am »
    "Hitting the publish button feels like______"

    ...a countdown in minutes before I realize I wanted to add or change just ooooone more thing before publishing.


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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #11 on: July 25, 2020, 11:26:29 am »
    "Hitting the publish button feels like______"

    ...a countdown in minutes before I realize I wanted to add or change just ooooone more thing before publishing.

    Ha, uggh, I hear you on that one.

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    Re: Hitting the publish button feels like _____
    « Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 02:58:52 am »
    Terror... no experience quite like it.

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