What Sweet Satisfaction to finally type the words:
But finishing up the writing of a novel gives much more of an afterglow than finishing up the reading of one. Just like a reader may not want to start reading a new novel with her favorite characters still dancing in her head, so the writer has a challenge to move on to the next story.
Well, I'm still basking--totally not thinking of my next WIP yet.
Because, my final scene looks something like this:
A Haven in the Snowstorm
And her Hero who brings her home...
(try to imagine him in the snow too--because I totally see it in my head! LOL.)
What books or movies left you with that afterglow of a satisfying ending?
My votes: Pride & Prejudice, North & South, Bride in the Bargain, and this week's give away--My Stubborn Heart.
How important is the pace of the ending to your level of satisfaction as a reader?
Have you read a book that the end dragged on and on, or one that you felt the author was sick of their own story and rushed to the end? How did that affect your satisfaction?