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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
The Artist Unleashed: SAYING GOODBYE: MY EXPERIENCES AS I COME TO THE END OF A SERIES, by Christina Fonseca
“I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.” ~John Mellencamp
“Allowing an unimportant mistake to pass without comment is a wonderful social grace” ~Judith S. Marin
“I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.” ~Paul McCartney
“I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod.” ~Charlotte Bunch
“Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.” ~Sally Kirkland
“We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness.” ~Katherine Harris
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Great post. I've written three books in a series. Don't know if it makes sense for book four, but it's kind of writing itself.ReplyDelete
Yay Em-Musing - I love it when that happens. I actually have a companion series sorta in my head...but there are other things to do first :DDelete
I can imagine being at a series' end would pull at my heartstrings but at the same time, what an accomplishment! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I truly feel blessed to have been able to bring this series to readersDelete
I admire your stamina, Christina, and your talent.ReplyDelete
Exciting indeed! It's scary to leave a world when you've lived in it for so long, but still, exciting.ReplyDelete
Exactly! Scary and excitingDelete
I can't believe the Requiem series is already coming to an end. It seems like not long ago I was celebrating the book birthday of Lacrimosa!ReplyDelete
It must be hard to leave those character, but a little bit of relief at the same time? After all, you can always go back and re-connect with them :) They won't go away forever.
I doubt Aydan would ever let me forget him for too long. LolDelete
Such a great post that really resonates. My next release is the last in a trilogy. I cried my eyes out when I wrote THE END. I've spent three years working on it and I feel like I am in mourning.ReplyDelete
There are some very intense moments coming in the final book... It's been a very emotional processDelete
It must be hard to let go after being immersed in that world for so long. I struggle with ending a single book! But hey, those characters are always going to be with you, I think. They're part of you.ReplyDelete
I agree that a series should form a complete story, but also a reader should be able to pick up any book and enjoy it on its own. Must be a tricky balance.
Definitely a tricky balance!!!Delete
Christine, "bring the story full circle" is so accurate. That's how I felt about the ending to the upcoming third and final book in my series. And it was just one line that brought the main character full circle.ReplyDelete
Hope we both find something new to tackle.
Totally... I have three new projects vying for my attention ! Exciting timesDelete
It's hard to say goodbye, LOL!ReplyDelete
I haven't written a series...yet. Am working on a sequel...and had a prequel novella, so the series is building. I'm sure I'll have separation anxiety when/if it's all done.
I can imagine it would be tough, but I think it might be a welcome thing too. Exciting new stories always to come! I've yet to get to the point where I write a book 2 though as I don't really write past the first book unless I know it will sell as a series, but I look forward to that day!ReplyDelete