If it were up to me, every book I write would never end.
Am I sentimental, or just clingy? Not sure. I have 3 series credited to my pen name because I couldn’t end the stories! Even after the 3rd or 4th book, I had to pry myself away in order to start a new book.
Why? One reason may be because I fall in love with at least one of my characters, sometimes several, and saying goodbye to loved ones is difficult for me.
Another reason may be the utter coolness of (while writing) escaping the real world, and living in another world.
For me, it’s a bit like time travel. In my romances I’ve explored the Prehistoric era, Medieval Times, the Viking era, the Old West, turn of the century England, Nova Scotia, and the United States, and countless other pasts.
It’s also like sideways travel, as in interplanetary, dimensional travel. I created another planet, and lived there while writing Twin Flame Flare-Up.
So yeah, here I am, entering Season 3 of Twin Flame Flare-Up and I do not know how to end it. I love Addie, and Laciara, and their hunky mates. My personal life is not drab, but I’m totally into these couples.
At the moment, I want to stay with Addie and Ozrand. Watch them rebalance out-of-whack planets. The newly formed twin flame soul mate couple is super cute. I want to watch the more seasoned twin flame soul mate couple, Laciara and Ansgar, bicker and make up again and again.
I’m sure I’ll figure it out. Tie everything up in a neat bow, and move on. With the help of online research, and mayhap even looking back at all of my favorite books to remember how they ended.
If anyone has any advice on ending a story, feel free to hit me up. Until I figure it out, I’ll be bopping back and forth between the New Earth (it’s so much more pleasant!) and Planet Rayleon. That’s where you’ll find me.
About May Woodworth
A self-proclaimed ‘nature girl’ and avid traveler, May weaves her love of the outdoors in all of her tales. May began exploring the US and the Canadian Maritime at the age of 16, leaving her Boston roots to travel cross country and camp throughout Nova Scotia, the northwest woods of Oregon, the southern beaches of California, and everything in between. While pursuing a career in human services and raising a family, she also volunteered for countless organizations pertaining to ecology and wildlife conservation.