Thursday, March 3, 2011

ACRONYM

You know that series I've been writing, guys?  The one I started two years ago on a whim to entertain myself while another book sold did not sell?  The one that made all of my publishing dreams come true in an even better way than my very practical, informed self dreamed of?  The one that has kept me company and been a very needed and wonderful distraction amid a personally disappointing/devastating/draining two-and-a-half years?

Yeah.  That one.

I think I'll finish the last book today.

On the one hand, the idea of never having to figure out a new way to describe a faerie door forming on the wall, or to describe just who is holding whose hand and what their other hands are doing while walking the Faerie Paths, or to describe Lend in a way that makes it obvious that yes, water IS VERY HOT thankyouverymuch, or decide whether that was one bleep too many for the chapter?

It's kind of a relief.

On the other hand, the idea of only getting to live in Evie's head for a few rounds of edits and then bidding her farewell forever?

Oh, look at the time.  Sorry, gotta go make my kid's lunch and get her off to school.  I'm not leaving so I don't cry.  Absolutely not.

39 comments:

Kristan said...

Awww... You know, you could always write "extras" and put them up in a special section of your website. ;)

Liz Czukas said...

It's like letting one of your children leave home, I'm sure. Congratulations, Kiersten, and also my condolences. Give Evie a really awkward hug and tell her you'll see her soon. Don't worry, I'm sure there will be enough edits and proofs of this book to make you happy to be shut of it soon enough.

In the meantime, maybe have some chocolate.

- Liz

Catherine Denton said...

Hmm, maybe that's why I keep procrastinating on my last chapter. Sniff.
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Jodi Meadows said...

<3

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Painters often experience the same sort of angst over finishing a painting. Or, often we are so happy to be done. It's always one thing or another.
(Gilda Radner)

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Amy Garvey said...

::stealthily hands you a tissue::

R.S.J. said...

So yay and a fist pump? I'm not sure what will be helpful here. How about a tissue just in case.

Aun-Juli said...

It's amazing that a writer can often feel the same emotions when they finish writing the book as the reader does when they finish reading one they've absolutely fallen in love with.

Congratulations, Kiersten, this is amazing--what a journey. And even though this particular adventure *may* be over, it's the start of many, many more!

LinWash said...

Kiersten, it's hard to see the kids grow up and leave home, isn't it? Not to plan your future or anything, but I'm counting on you to come up with either a companion series or another series in general. You can't leave us.

Renee Collins said...

Aww! I'm sad too!

But excited, because if you're almost done, I'll get to beta soon. YAY!!!

*happy (and okay, a little smug) dance*

Whirlochre said...

Think of all the time you'll now have to focus on your nails.

Bye bye semicolonic quandary, hello buffing bliss.

Till Friday, at least.

Tracey Neithercott said...

*Sniff, sniff* Although you will have the finished books to read anytime you're missing Evie.

Tere Kirkland said...

I can see how you'd be both relieved and upset, but don't sell yourself short. Maybe you'll love your next project even more.

In fact, I'm sure of it!

Good luck finishing book 3!

kathrynleighaz said...

You're my hero, Kierten. Good job finishing. Of course, if you don't want to finish today, you can probably find a way not to.

Jordanne said...

AWWWWOHMYGOSHAWWWTHISISSOOOHUGE!!! WEll, all you have to do to live inside Evie's head is to re-read the books. Personally? I'll never get enough of them. Ever. I think it's okay to say...WE ALL LOVE YOU KIERSTEN.

Kiersten White said...

You are all so wonderful.

And never fear...I already have another series in the works : ) It's VERY anxious for me to finish and turn all of my attention to it.

Liesl said...

So I just finished Paranormalcy, read it in one sitting. I have to admit that I was hesitant because I was getting a little tired of paranormal romance but wow, so bleeping fun and refreshing! I can't wait to read the rest!

ellen said...

*hug*

Anita Saxena said...

Awww...You and your Paranormalcy Pals have had a very special journey together. It's ok to get a bit choked up. Enjoy the moment.

Tina said...

Awww. I just want to hug you (in a very NOT creepy way). Congrats on finishing up the series! :D

And THANK YOU for letting US be a part of Evie's world.

heidikins said...

You, my dear, are a Rockstar. Tears my darned.

xox

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Yay, you!

Megs said...

I want to say something great and encouraging and helpful, and all that - but I think every one else has said it for me. ;) Congrats, hugs, and icecream (or dr. Pepper, or something) all around!!!

Marsha Sigman said...

Like moving and saying goodbye to old friends. You know you can visit them every once in a while but it won't be the same.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Evie will always be your baby, even when she's grown up and moved out.

patdwhite said...

have i mentioned lately that you ROCK?

Love,

Dad

Delia said...

Awwww...

But also, Yay! Because I want the book.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

WOW! How exciting! Well done, Kiersten White! And thank you for continuing Evie's story through the tough plot knots. I just know it will all be worth it... when I finally get to read it because it's really all about me. heh heh.

P.S. Don't cry. Evie wouldn't want you to.

Jade said...

Dude. You're forgetting about Paranormalcy: The Next Generation, the spin-off based on the children Reth and I have while living in our hobbit hole.
It won't be from Evie's perspective, but I won't mind if she drops in for random cameos.

There. Don't you feel better?

Heather Zundel said...

She will always be yours. You can get a pink taser to remember her by. :)

Michelle Wolfson said...

Aw, Evie, we love you. And you too, Kiersten.

But wait, what's that? Is that UTSP I hear calling your name?? I think it is! She's DYING for you to come back to her... Or wait, maybe that's me.

Oh and send me book 3 asap. thanks. :)

But really, I swear I'm crying a little as I type out my orders.

Debbie Barr said...

Aww, that's gotta be hard. On the plus side, Evie will get to live on as her story is read and shared again with new books! So that's always good, right?

(And congrats on almost being done!)

Julia King said...

That has to be a strange feeling. Bitter sweet I bet. Onward to new projects though. That is always good.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I feel that way when I finish a series. I hate saying good by to my characters and hope they live on without me in other people's imaginations.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on finishing. Even though it's hard to leave it. Somehow I know you've got other great ideas brewing.

Jeigh said...

You know, you could always start writing fanfiction under the name Lend4evah.

Michelle said...

taking a deep breath for you...
It's so exciting to be starting something new and fresh
xx

Outlook Exchange said...

You are a wonderful writer lady! Loved your blog!

Outlook Exchange said...

You are a wonderful writer lady! Loved your blog!