Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Fear of THE END
by Maureen Osborne
You know the one I mean. The one where Gareth wraps Adele in a warm embrace after their victorious battle over the vampires. Or the one where Sebastian, married to a woman he is unsure of, hears her whisper his name with an open invitation. The end that closes a novel or series.
A great novel or series with characters that leapt from the page and became a part of your day. A book that you waited a year for, knowing that it would be the last book in a series. An end that meant no more bearable bus rides to work or characters that helped you fall asleep after a frustrating day.
A perilous time.
Do I run out and attempt to find another book right away? Should I stockpile books for the lean times? How will I sleep or cope with the bus? Should I even take a chance on another series knowing that it will be at least three years or more before the inevitable end?
No, although I will miss Gareth and Adele of the Vampire Empire series and will wait a year for the new Sebastian St. Cyr mystery, I won’t fear that I won’t fall in love again with another book or series. As the weather turns to Fall, the chase and discovery is well worth the time walking through Barnes & Noble, or curling up with the latest copy of Romantic Times or reading blogs.
Maureen Osborne is an aspiring author and member of RWA/NYC, currently working on a Victorian Christmas Romance with multi-cultural characters.