Good morning peeps...
Another day of my musings here on Taboos.
OOh, what is this up above? Its a screencap from one of my favorite all time videos...
When I saw it I was like this is perfect! WHY? Well one it has something to do with my post... two its the pic that inspired the African Sun epic and three, isn't it hot? Erm, it's my fave Duran, Roger in the Hungry Like the Wolf Video from like 1983! OOH yes so long ago... *swoon*
Oh yes, my point
While writing BOOK THREE of AS, I was thinking, how the hell will I end this? Not the series, I already know what will happen there but the book itself. What can I say that will be approriate? How will I tie it all in and give the audience something to remember the book by, satisfy them, and make them look forward to the next one if its a series?
This, in my mind, is the HARDEST part of writing a book. Have you tied up all lose ends? Gah! So damn hard and I struggle with it all the time. Usually, I like to tie in the title. For book three, I didn't do that... erm yet, but rather I put in a last sentence as a prelude to book four.
What do I do to get to that ending? Well, read through the whole thing, have a conference with my characters to make sure all are satisfied, or in the case of AS, happy for now, and then I read over these last couple of paragraphs again to see if I can sum it up.
Well, in AS, I don't think I did it well yet but, I wrote the last one and when I edit it, NEXT YEAR, I'll probably have a better one.
The key is, its first draft which means, the ending on it now, most likely won't stick because I'll have something much more concrete. As everyone knows, I love revisions. THE QUEEN OF THEM. As long as I can go back in and make change then I'm okay with leaving the story for a bit and coming back to make changes.
So fans, what have I learned? Not to sweat the ending at first glance. Either me, the muses, or betas will say something and make the finish better before its actually subbed. Maybe now I can rest a little easier.
What does that have to do with the pic? I bet Miss, her name escapes me now, the model, is saying, "c'mon Roger, kiss me, don't leave me hanging." It makes you wonder what happens. You never want to leave your audience in the balance. Give them a good ending, one to remember and look forward to either your next "scene" or your next book!
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I finished AS book three and this past weekend, I finished the free read, MI FAMILIA!
WOW, I am floored and very excited!
This only leaves me with taming Wild Horses since I have decided to redo Closely Guarded... I didn't get that far anyway. It will be my NANO novel. Woot!
Yes, I did it. I signed up for Nano again and while I'm finishing subcalls... I have 4, I'll be doing more research for Closely Guarded while I'm on vacation
XOXO Halloween - Story, My Sexy Vampire 4k in
Val 2012 sub for pub 1 Captain of his Heart (Starting soon)
Val 2012 sub for Rebel My Lieutenant 2 (Starting soon)
XOXO Alt Tattoo Line with a fellow writer
I'm also doing the Xmas line for XOXO but I will be subbing Mi Familia for that. It will be edited, changed around and hopefully will be ready for an XMAS release with True Meaning 2
After Nano, I plan on just working on stories I haven't finished and need editing. Like Trois, Lessons in ink and Masquerade. No deadlines for me accept a small one in December... Very excited about that. I shall start 2012 with a clean slate and hopefully new contracts for next years work.
Thanks for listening!