Monday, June 18, 2012

The Morning After

Happy Monday, people! There's nothing like spending an entire weekend writing. Admittedly, I should have checked my email, scrubbed a toilet or three, mopped an incredibly disgraceful kitchen floor, and changed out of my pajamas, but hey, I just wasn't feeling it.  For anyone who emailed me and wasn't answered promptly. You have my apologies. I did come out of my cave long enough to take my Dad to dinner last night. No worries. I did change out of my pajamas long enough to do that. I hope you and the Dad's in your life had a wonderful day.

It felt nice to spend time with my Dad and my characters. I'm nearing the end of my current WIP and I'm a little nervous. I'm wondering if I can make it what I want it to be, ya know, that awesome ending I so desire. I know. Me and everybody else. My story isn't going to be told in just one potential book. There will be a part two. So, now I'm trying to figure out how to end part one. I read series books a lot and I love them. Some have those cliffhangers at the end that just abruptly stop, leaving you slamming your head into the pillow, cursing the publishing giants who take like a gazillion freaking years to put out the next book. Are they trying to give me a brain aneurysm? Then there's those books that end discreetly, leaving a few doors open, offering up an ending that could be the real end. But sometimes they stand alone so well, I don't even know there is a second book until I happen upon it. Not real good. Guess I'll figure it out as I go or the story will do that for me, right? In the meantime, what's your favorite ending? Are you a, to be continued kind of reader or do you prefer a little closure? Do tell.


  1. The project I'm doing a final revise (is that an oxymoron?) on has one of those endings ... and I think I'm going to rework it. It's just hard to know how many loose ends to leave and how much to wrap up. Gack.

    Have a great day!

  2. I like the ones that wrap up a smaller story, but leave a bigger arc to finish in another book.

  3. An entire weekend spent writing sounds incredible. So what about the housework. It never ends anyway.


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