As a writer, 'the end' takes a long time. I look forward to finally being able to write it. The ending is difficult to write, at least for me. As a reader, I often am sad when I reach the end of a good book. I want the story to continue, what happens next? I suppose that's what sequels are for.
"The End" is a badge of accomplishment, a finish line, a statement that a goal has been achieved. The End is synonymous with "Whoo Hoo! I did it!"
As a runner, the finish line is just a stepping stone. This race is over, when's the next one? After writing ten, now eleven books, I must have the same mind set for writing. It's not quite so easy to pick up and write a new novel as it is to put one foot in front of the other and run another 3, 6, 9, 26.2 miles. Although, I must admit the older I get the running is becoming more difficult than the writing.
So, you're asking, have you just written "The End"?
Why, yes, yes I have. Thank you for asking as my thoughts wander and my fingers take me to another place because I'm thinking of something else to write and whether or not I want to run 25 miles in the 98% humidity tomorrow.
Ready? Set? HERE IT IS!!!
My husband, bless him, says this is my best book yet. He says that every time. I believe he thinks he's not allowed to say otherwise because I feed him and he sleeps with me. What do you think?
I have the paperback coming out soon on Amazon and also the ebook is available on Smashwords.com. Check my website (www.colleenwait.com) on Fridays for Freebie Fridays through Smashwords.