Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday

Hope you all had a good weekend! I'm continuing to work on the copy edits and enjoying getting reacquainted with the characters :)

I've also got an interesting link for you - Casee over at Book Binge is discussing epilogues, so swing over and cast your vote. (I love epilogues!)

3 comments :

Daphne Dalle said...

Epilogues can be tricky. As a rule, I don't want to know what happens too far down the future (my imagination takes care of that!), but if i've enjoyed a certain romance and truly believe in the couple, I want to know more. Just not *too* much more. In my mind, the courtship - or the "honeymoon period" if you like - lasts forever. But i'm someone that's into the thrill of the here and now. Totally flaky! ;)

orannia said...

I'm with you Daphne - epilogues can either work very well or they just feel REALLY clunky....they just don't fit. I have to say I loved the epilogues in Dream Man and Cry No More (Linda Howard).

Sometimes though, an author can avoid an epilogue if he/she has a sequel - that way the reader can revisit favourite characters. Saying that, such 'visitations' can also be clunky...the characters have to remain true to who they are, not act like they've been possessed.

orannia

PS Good luck with the edits Nalini! Any snippets gratefully received *grin*

Sayuri said...

I'm an epilogue girl all the way. The more sappy it is the better. *sigh*

A book just is not finished without a good epilogue.