Well it happened again.
Have you ever been reading a great book that you have a hard time putting down? You can't wait to finish it and suddenly you slam it shut. It made that turn. It started leading you into a direction you desperately did not wish to go.
This happened to me last night. I am on the second book of a very exciting trilogy. The second book is almost finished and this disheartening thing happened. It led me to thinking. How many times does this happen to others, and do these people finish the book or put it aside in disgust? I myself plan on finishing, hopefully I am wrong in what my head is predicting will happen. Stay tuned.
So where are these thoughts leading me today? What I am referring to above is not a character being hurt. I would want to finish to see what the outcome would be. This is something I do not want to happen in a characters life that will make the outcome different from what I have been waiting and hoping for since book one. Will this author do such a thing? This would be tragic. As a writer I am vowing to myself not to let this occur in anything I write. We want the guy to get the girl, or the happy ending that we are expecting when that carrot has been dangled out in front of us. Am I wrong?