As a writer, I really love to read those words – ‘The End’.
As a reader, not so much. I want the lives of the characters I am invested in to continue on. I want to peek into what is around the next corner for them. I am not one for epilogues months or years after the end of the story, though.
Am I odd? What do you prefer as a reader? Once the story is completed, do you want to hear how many children they had, or how long they lived happily ever after? Or do you, like me, prefer to just be left to imagine what it could possibly be for them?
Well, as it turns out, I was able to write the words ‘The End’ on my current story just last night! How awesome is that? What a feeling – what a rush! **I think I am going to be sick**.
Just to Hear ‘I Love You’ is finally complete…in as much as a story can ever be complete. It still requires edits, by me, my beta team, and me again. But I was able to write those words ‘The End’ last night on this one!
The road never ends though. Once I am completely finished with this one and have put it behind me, I can get back into the character’s heads of Leaving Bennet Behind. I am hoping to have book 2 of the series ready to publish by the end of the year. We will see how real life goes, as there will probably be a few big things in my life (like moving) between now and then. My goal is to have it published for the Christmas season though.
Let me know your thoughts on epilogues – should they be included or not?