Early this week, over on the Macmillan New Writers blog, I threw out the general question of how writers felt having finally attained publication.
So far we're approaching a dozen responses. The reactions are varied, but with a few common themes. I think most of the visitors to this blog would find the varied perspectives an interesting read, so you may want to take a gander at the comment trail on that post.
(If you have not already done so, you may want to add your own perspective!)