It’s cold out. Not REALLY cold out, because it never gets that way in Florida, but it’s cold enough to make me shiver. I started work on and nearly finished an epilogue to go with this rather strange end to a rather strange book, but instead ended up scrapping it (I may rewrite/complete it and release it at a later date).
The characters have come a long way and learned quite a bit since the very start of this book, and so have I. Learning with them has been a experience I know I’ll treasure. It’s strange though- throughout the whole thing I never once really thought of it as ‘writing a book’ or ‘writing a novel’. It was just one chapter, one scene at a time.
Happily enough, it’s Winter that I started on and Winter that I ended with, and in a rather wonderfully lovely bit of serendipitous fun, my story ended not quite a year after I began it. I’d put ‘END’ or something after it, but no, I think I’m just going to leave this as part of the book instead and say that it’s been immense fun watching these characters grow, from Summer to Winter to Spring to Fall, from Thomas and Silky, to any of the Dragons. I’ve really enjoyed the heck out of myself writing this story out. I can’t wait to see how it’ll end up- but in the meantime, in what I’m going to call the ‘Writer’s Rest’, I’m gonna be putting it down and not even looking at it for as long as it takes to finish my next project. It’ll remain here until I see fit to go back and edit it, piece be piece, and I’ll only allow myself to touch it after I first step back and let it lie the way it is.
Of course, what I mean by this is that I’m going to be taking full advantage of this break to be pumping out short stories, mini-projects and other things until I can get a firm start on my next main. I don’t imagine it’ll make the site any more cluttered and hopeless to navigate than it already is. I won’t start posting the main project until I get a decent buffer up, but do check back because, believe it or not, I have a few short story ideas that I want to set up here, and I just love it when people read my work whatever they have to say about it afterwards.
To pad out the length of this already comfortably long afterword even more, I’d like to pay thanks to all the supportive family, friends and acquaintances who helped me make this book and site a possibility. So thank you kindly, everyone. I hope you continue to read if you do so often, and if you don’t I hope that you take it up. Words are some of the most important things I feel we ever share.
Happy holidays and a joyful new year,
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the very tail end of the book ‘Demimind’. If you’re reading this and wondering what I’m talking about- which, with the number of people who actually check back to this site, is unlikely- you are probably not in the right spot. Near the header at the top of the page, the one with the wintery tree, there is a black band underneath the image with links to the book itself- as well as a link to a chapter page.
NOTE ON THE AUTHOR’S NOTE: If you like reading books back to front, though, do continue and disregard everything I said above. Far be it from me to tell people how they should read an online representation of my creativity and skill (or lack of either) as a writer.
NOTE ON THE AUTHOR’S NOTE, NOTE: Can you tell I’m feeling giddy about finishing this story? In case it isn’t perfectly obvious by now, I’m feeling giddy about finishing my story.