We’ve just about hit the end of the year. I’ve just finished writing a book and I’ve just had to say goodbye to my beloved 17yo dog Matty. Lots of ending happening here.
I tend to find endings bittersweet as an author and reader. Saying farewell to the characters (forever or for now) can be sad. Like this year, I tend to race to get to the end then wonder where the time/book went.
So today I wanted to share five awesomeness things about book endings (and hope you guys can help with more):
- The chance to reflect on the story as a whole as the author intended instead of only seeing a fraction
- The satisfaction of knowing who done it/how the character got out of or not the messy situation. Hopefully there’s that sigh as I close the final page…
- The ability to once again visit (briefly) the real world (I tend to get a little book obsessed)
- No one can spoil it for you anymore
- THE NEXT BOOK (of course)!
Any other thoughts on why we should like endings?
I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.