…is a mixture of breathing deeply again and panic. Whew! The rush is over, I can get up from the couch, I can stop obsessively watching the Amazon ranking fall, rise, fall, rise (dang it, quit rising!)
But none of it stops. None of it is over. You still worry “Did I do enough to market it? Is there something I’m missing? Why did so-and-so hit #49 when you hit #12049? You keep worrying and panicking and hoping and checking the Amazon ranking, but in the midst of all that, you go back to writing that next book.
Because when it comes down to it, if you score big and then don’t have another book coming…. you’re going to flop anyway.