Friday, August 30, 2013

The End?

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

There's something very sweet about writing "The End" at the end of a manuscript.

Okay, sometimes I write it and sometimes I don't.  I finished my latest book yesterday (well, 2nd draft) and it felt like I should have written THE END. The ending seemed to have taken about a month to write. And for me this book was written quite fast. Most of it was written during July and August.

So when I got to the end of July I kept thinking, "I'm only a few chapters away from the end."  Those few chapters turned out to be about EIGHT chapters from the end.  It was like the Energizer Bunny ... it kept going and going and going and going.

So now that I'm finished (but not finished, FINISHED--I'll be polishing it for the next few weeks) I kind of feel ... lost.  What will I do if I'm not writing these characters?  I love them so much and they have more adventures in them, but now it's time to move on to the next project and leave them behind.


The thing is, I've got loads of ideas for stories (not necessarily full-length books), and not enough time to write them all, which makes me sad (and feel impatient). So I guess I won't say "The End" for now, but only ...

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