by Christine Zampi
No, not the end of the blog. And certainly not the end of me.
But writing those two little words or even reading those words can evoke such emotions for readers and writer. I just added those words to the bottom of my current manuscript. There’s a part of me that already misses the characters and the plot, even though I know I’ll be seeing them again in revisions really soon. I usually don’t feel this way when I get to the end of one of my own stories. By the time I’m finished, I’m ready to be done with thos characters and move on to the next. So this is a new experience for me.
Reading a story and coming to the end is a very similar thing. There are books I can’t wait to be done with and hope to never see those characters again. But then there are those special books. The books you don’t want to be done with and you don’t want the hero and heroine’s story to be over so soon.
My goal is to write one of those books. A keeper. The book that people come up to you and say they reread it every year.
My reality is that I haven’t read a keeper in awhile. How about anyone else here? Most of my keepers are 5-15 years old. So what’s going on? Is it me? Has writing caused me to become so critical of others’ writing that I can’t enjoy a good book anymore? Or has the quality of storytelling gone down hill? Personally, I don’t think it’s that.
So what do you all think?
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