Musings On The Epilogue…

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Just moo-sing about the epilogue…

So I just finished a book by one of my favourite authors. I was in love with the heroine and hero, totally immersed in their story, and so glad that they’d worked things out for themselves and their relationship. During the last 10% I found out she was pregnant – a much wanted baby, awesome! So I reach the end and gleefully turn the page for the epilogue, wanting a little snap shot of them both with the baby…. only to find, no epilogue.

Wait! What?!

The romance epilogue is like finding you’ve still got a piece of your favourite chocolate left. You eat it as slowly as you can, savouring it because you know it’s nearly the end of a beautiful thing. The epilogue gives us a brief glimpse of the heroine and hero in the future, letting us know that they’re still together, living and loving their happily ever after.

When you don’t get an epilogue, it’s like someone nicked your chocolate *eye twitch*. There aren’t many books that don’t have one these days. I was starting to think they were pretty much a prerequisite. I’ve got one in mine.

I’m stating right now – it should be illegal not to have an epilogue!

Dear romance authors – please don’t steal my chocolate.

 

*Cough* It’s Been A While…

So… the whole blogging thing fell into a black hole!

I thought I’d be like this…

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But the truth is, I’m more like this…

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Part of the problem was I had a technical issues with this site and got really frustrated with it. Then I’ve been trying to concentrate on writing and finishing my first manuscript. I think I saw blogging as a distraction, more effort that I had to put into something other than writing my story. I’ve had to come to the conclusion that I’m a poor multi-tasker and admit the stark truth that I’d rather be writing or reading than blogging. Actually, I’d rather be reading than most things, but such is life đŸ˜‰

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I’ll be honest, it also felt like I was sending the blogs out into a big void. I got demoralised and too easily put off. So, shoulders back, chin up… and here’s to having another go!

Kx