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Friday, June 15, 2007

The Beginning of the End of Something or Other

Some quick blog notes. I've added a Shelfari Widget to my sidebar. It will show all the books I am currently reading. Right now it is quite a few, a bunch from the reading list. Also I have a friend who may be creating me a really cool new banner for the header of the site, which I am really excited about.
That same person did a really cool fanart drawing of the attack on the assassins in Chapter Nineteen. Take a look!
I like it because it is fanart for my novel. I'm sort of incapable of disliking it because it is quite cool looking. Fanart is of course welcome here :).

In other news, we are drawing so near the end of this novel it is actually scaring me. I am curious how everyone else feels about finishing novels. This will actually be my first completed novel--albeit not necessarily the first novel that is perfect in any sense of the word. I've written a lot of novels and stopped. I think what is keeping me going on this is the fact that I have fans. There is something really fantastic when a fan tells you they love your work.
Regardless, this is a scary thing. I realize that the story is not finished, since there are other books in the works, but my goodness, it's like sending a child off to college or something of that nature. It's strange that I feel this way. I suppose you could say I have become attached. The characters resonate with me. And they are all so very different and unique from each other--at least in my opinion.

So, for the sake of random interest: Do any of you get a sort of fearful feeling when you are about to finish a work--regardless of length? How do you handle it? Tell me about it. I'd like to hear your stories of emotional attachment to, well, stories!

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  1. Really awesome fan art! It looks really cool! Hope you get your new banner. Can't wait to see it!

  2. I've had moments like that, where i've spent all my time on something and its so awesome, but then i have to stop. the picture is done, the story is finshed or whatever.
    Its does kinda hurt, and i often find myself sort of slowing down so it doesn't get done, so i can savour the moment...

    and noooo i dont want the story to end.....*cry*

  3. You have people doing FANART? Wow, you've already made it! :p

    Regarding things drawing to a close ... well, I've only finished two things, and for the first one I planned to write a sequel, so I wasn't really letting go, and the second thing is N~ikara, which is faaaar from finished. So basically I haven't had that feeling yet. ^^ Look on the cliche bright side: WISB might be nearly done, but the story isn't, so you're not losing anything really, just gaining a finished work! Yay!

  4. I'm loving the widget! It seems like you're doing a nice little renovation of your blog...for the better of course. Just let us know what we can do to help out, so don't be a stranger. Take care.