I put a lot of thought into the endings of my novels. In a romance, the last scene should wrap up the final loose thread. The enemy is vanquished, even if that enemy is nothing more than a character’s worst fears.
It leaves no doubt in the reader’s mind that these two people—the hero and heroine—belong together for all time. It leaves us feeling good, perhaps tearfully so. It lets us believe that despite the obstacles, true love prevails.
I get that and though writing is work, endings tend to be organic and grow out of the story.
But I’ve come to an ending that I have grappled with for a week—how do I say goodbye to the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills blog and its readers, some who have followed me all over the web? Even harder, how do I part with the women who have become my virtual sisters?
Not easily, even though it was my choice to leave the Jaunty Quills. I was a fan of the Jaunty Quills from its start. When I was asked to join them, I was elated. I’m still proud to be a Quill on my last blog. But since Christmas it’s been a chore for me to keep up my obligation and promise to give you, the reader, an interesting blog.
My schedule is so crammed with a day job, writing and life that I knew I had to trim anything that stole time from my own writing obligations and from my personal life. Regular blogging was one of the things that I realized must go.
Thanks to the readers for following me. I deeply appreciate you and hope to keep in contact, whether on my website blog or Facebook. My next book from Harlequin, Taking Back What He’s Owed, will release in November.
To my sister Quills—Elise, Catherine, Cindy, Emily, Katherine, Kristan, Nancy, Robyn, Shana, and Terri. I wish you all the success and happiness in the world and I hope our paths cross many times the future. You guys are the very best!
Hugs to all,