Wow. Today is the day I finish my novel, My Fair Demon. This was a roughbook to write. I love the hero so much but, as he is in the context ofthe story--stubborn, opinionated, and down write wild at times--he was a hardone to write.
I thinkthat the best characters are the ones that fight you every inch of the way,btw, the ones who sink the deepest in your heart.
TakeBlalock, for example. In The Devil To Pay, he was a clever, handsomedemon who didn't give a damn about anything except finishing his assignmentsuccessfully and getting back to his nice comfy pit, torturing poor souls forall eternity.
Then,the impossible happened.
So, thebook My Fair Demon is about his punishment. This time, he's human, he'sgoing crazy with human emotions and insatiable lusts, and he has a beautifulwoman he must train to trap men's souls. Oh, yeah. Did I mentionhe's a hottie? An ultra hottie.
Oh, andhe's against the the man who's soul he's trying to steal, his mother, the chicthat the Devil sends to thwart him, and the Devil himself, of course.
Butthat's not the worst of it. Oh, no. The heroine is temptation witha capital 'T' and she's got a thang for him, LOL.
Ahem. So, now I'm at the end of the book, where I give him over to hiswonderful heroine and a deserving 'Happy Ending.'
Thatis, except me.
I'vecome to love the guy, too. I'm so going to miss him when the story'sover.
So,here's my question to you all. Ever get to the end of a book--one you'rewriting, or reading--get upset that you have to finish?
I have. In fact, I once put off writing the end of the story for a whole year. But, in the end, I knew I had to finish, because let's face it. Every hero deserves his happy ending.
Thebest therapy I can think of is to start another book, lol. Of course, Istill have revisions ahead of me, so I can hang on to Blalock a bit longer.
Have agreat day and Happy Reading!