So in the interest in saving time I'm going to pile a bunch of seemingly unrelated topics into one blog. Let's see how it goes.
I'm also writing a book with a writing partner and that is already almost half way done. It isn't paranormal, more post-apocalyptic. I am enjoying the change and I think it helps me recharge so I can put more into my Witch Series.
I hope they don't do the same on the show. Every season Eric has showed Sookie how much he cares for her. He saves her, he buys her home and gives it to her, he backs off to protect her. He loves her. I love the story line of this season coming. It is like a marriage between vampires and zombies and I think it could be amazing, I just hope the ending comes with a pay off and not anger. True Blood is an amazing series and it deserves to have an amazing end. I love Alcide, he's sex on a stick but Sookie shouldn't end up with him. Bill, is just annoying. He was at least a little interesting when he was evil. I know I know its just a book and tv show, but publishing has taught me that I'm not alone when it comes to being so invested with the characters we love.
I have one character at the beginning of my first book that I never intended to have as a regular character, but people fell in love with her. Most people don't mention her, but the ones who do get so angry that I introduced her and didn't have her in the rest of the book. It honestly never occurred to me that people would care that much. Would I change it if I could? Probably not. She served a purpose and then it was time to let her go, but I know if I decide to resurrect her she'll be loved. Long story short, even though its a fantasy or paranormal series the endings still have to make sense. Readers shell out their hard earned money and invest time and emotion into what you do, you owe it to them not to make them to create an ending that will make them feel all that effort was worthwhile. No matter what you do you won't please everyone, but you should give your characters the ending you worked so hard to set up for them.
The most successful way we sell books in my opinion, is word of mouth. That can be by review or telling a friend. So I hope if you've ever read my books and enjoyed them that you will do me the kindness of passing along to your friends and family, just how much you did enjoy them, not just mine, but anyone you have read.
Word of mouth is a powerful tool. Imagine getting excited about an author and sharing that excitement. Then imagine that author becomes successful. You would be part of that success.
I have become friends with so many of my readers. It makes doing this worthwhile. That's why I love when my readers reach out, ask questions, tell me what they think. I learn from everyone who does. I hope I hear from you.