More on that later. For now, I want to talk about writing a series and saying goodbye.
The Requiem series never started as a series. It started as Lacrimosa, a stand-alone Romeo and Juliet-type book. After it sold as a four book deal, I had to rethink everything. I rewrote the book from a series perspective, went much deeper with the characters, and deeper with the mythos behind the book.
It has been a great experience. The characters are like dear friends and I will miss them horribly. Aydan, in particular, has always spoken so loudly to me. He will be so hard to release, to say goodbye to. But, this last book, Dominus, is helping the transition.
And that’s the key to successfully ending a series, I think – bringing the story full circle, closing the loopholes, and treating the entire series like one massive plotline. In fact, that is actually how I built the series. The second book was the character development section needed to create the final installment. And what an installment it will be.
All in all, this has been a wonderful series to write. A hard series. And while I will miss the characters immensely, new stories and new adventures are already forming, desperately waiting for me to bring them to life! It’s exciting!
Enough from me, what do you think? Is it easy or hard coming to the end of a series?