Thursday, February 5, 2015

IWSG



Edit: I thought I had this scheduled for yesterday, but it didn't post, but here it is anyway.






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I'm working on my third book to be published in April. It is crazy to think I have published two books already. I am quite proud of them. For that reason and others I am fairly nervous about this one.

A few months ago I read a popular book trilogy and like many others who have read and commented on this series I found the third book to be kind of a let down. It got me thinking of why that happens sometimes. 

I think the best answer I can come up with is, beginnings are easy, endings are exponentially harder. This holds true for a series/story arc, as it does for a single book. 

I am not sure if this will be my last Sophia book, but I do plan to answer most of the questions I put out there in the previous books. It is a balancing act to do this while at the same time keeping the story exciting and fresh.

I am sure I am up to the task, but I still fight those doubt demons. I think that some of the pressure is I have readers now. I know there are people expecting me to handle these characters in a respectful and enjoyable way. I just hope I make them proud. 

Well I am off to get back to the grind. Hope you are all doing well with your chosen projects. As always, have fun and keep writing.



14 comments:

  1. No worries it's late.
    The final book of a series does have to wrap everything up and deliver the story with a bang. By the time I got to my third book, I asked myself what was the biggest thing that could happen. Then I went for it and threw in everything but the kitchen sink.

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  2. I agree with Alex! That last book is the place to go out with a bang. Good luck with your ventures!

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  3. Yes, you want the ending to be satisfying to the reader. That means typing up the loose ends... bringing the whole thing full circle. I understand that it is anxiety-causing. Hang in there!

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    1. I'm hanging. I think it will be quite cathartic to have all three books finished.

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  4. Oh yes, I agree with Alex also: go out with a BANG. And knowing you, you'll definitely make your characters proud! ;)

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  5. As readers, we also tend to have bigger expectations for the last book. Each book should grow with intensity and if they don't do that, we feel let down. I agree that tying up loose ends, and creating an ending that is exciting as well as satisfying is the best way to go. Good luck!

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    1. I think so far I have set that up, now to see if I can pull it off.

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  6. I find the middle hardest to write.

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    1. It is the most time consuming for sure.

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  7. You should be proud of your books. I'm proud of you.

    Love,
    Janie

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