Wednesday, May 2, 2018

IWSG# Ending it

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Today I'm talking about ending....a series. This year I will be finishing both the fantasy series (the six book, The Lost Ancients) as well as the space opera trilogy, The Asarlai Wars.

To say I have mixed feelings would be a massive understatement ;).

I love my worlds--all of them--or I wouldn't stay in them long enough to write anything. But both of these were closed story arcs; they weren't open ended, ongoing, series. They had a plan (more or less ;)) and an end. Of THESE story lines. I'm putting that in there because by no means am I done with either group. But these particular stories, the battles involved, etc...will be done. There will be other story arcs, same folks, new adventures, down the line--but for now, these two will end this year.

For me, as much as I love seeing my favorite characters regularly (mine, or those created by others) I also need change. I need one story to close out, a new world open with new soon-to-be-beloved characters--and more adventures to explore.

A steampunk series (this one is more open ended than the rest of mine) starts tomorrow with the launch of A Curious Invasion.

Next year will also see a portal world, epic fantasy trilogy, The Chaos Wars and possibly the launch of another fantasy series. Part of the problem is that I have LOTS of books, partial books, and ideas--so I need to get a chance for more to come out ;).

But, as excited as I am for new tales, I'm also going to miss my current adventures. The drunken faeries, the crazy aliens, Taryn, Alric, Vas, and Deven. I will miss them. But while it's farewell for now after this year--it is ONLY for now. They have  far more adventures on the horizon! 

Still, I know when Defiant Ruin (the space opera) and The Diamond Sphinx (the fantasy) hit the public, I will have a few moments of sadness.


18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the various projects in their different stages of completion! How exciting!
    You are one busy lady!

    Happy IWSG Day!
    Writer In Transit

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  2. What a bittersweet time it must be to end a series. I just started writing one and have been thinking about how long I might keep it going.

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    1. It is. Even when I have known all along how long they would be, it's still hard.

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  3. Gotta share the love sometime :) Its so great you have so many books out there. I fall in love with my characters too - even the villains.

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  4. The worlds and characters sound so fun. No doubt they'll live on in shorts and dreams. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. Thank you :). And possibly new series ;).

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  5. I've been struggling to even start the last book of my current series. I've written a final book before (for an unpublished series) with no problem, but my writing motivation has been low for a very long time.

    So many series and so many worlds. That's exciting!

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    1. Maybe it's that sadness that's getting to you :(. But you can always go back! It is exciting and it will be even more so when some of these other characters and worlds get out there! :)

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  6. Wow, it sounds like you've had quite a lot of fun creating worlds :-) Good luck with ending them.

    Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

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    1. I have :). I am a storyteller first and foremost and when someone says they love one of my "worlds" it's amazing!

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  7. Goodness, I know that feeling. Congrats, first and foremost, and condolences.

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  8. It can be sad to leave a world or bunch of characters behind, but at least you'll be heading back to these worlds. Hopefully you can celebrate the public getting to explore them too!

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully the public will love the new worlds, too!

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  9. I'm ending 2 series this year, also. One is a cozy mystery PI series; the other is a sci-fi romance. I can't wait for something new.

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  10. It's been fun watching your releases!

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