Monday, May 23, 2011

The End

Okay---so when I was on the Seekerville blog as a guest I talked about writing 'The End.'
You know, when you get to the end of your novel, rough draft and all, and you write those awesome words, The End.
I do it every time. It just kind of gives me a rush--it's addicting, really and I love the feeling.

But sometimes 'The End' isn't so thrilling--not at all.

Like Saturday when The David Crowder Band announced they were at The End. Well, after this year. They are doing one more album and one more tour, (and yes, I bought the tickets weeks ago for the ATL!) then they are saying The End to their band. :( :(

For those of you who don't know, David Crowder wrote a book. Actually he's written a couple, but when he wrote Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die, I went to his book signing. And I got my picture taken with him. Mike Hogan, another band member, also co-wrote the book, which is why he is in the picture too.

So, alas, sometimes "The End" isn't always thrilling. As in this case.

What about you? First of all, do you literally write the words, The End at the end of your manuscript? And also, how do you feel when you reach the end.


  1. Oh, Lindi :(
    I know you are sad about the end coming to the David Crowder band! I'm sorry to hear this as well!

    Speaking of stories, I have always had a sense of satisfaction with writing the end. Sometimes, if I've been working on the story for a long while, I'm done with it at that point. I need a break from it.

  2. I wrote The End on the first few books I wrote and cried each time! I'm always so relieved when I get there. And I'm usually crying because I'm so happy my characters got together.

    I'm such a sap! LOL

  3. By the way, I'm talking about Angie's new book on my personal blog today,


  4. Christy,
    I know what you mean by needing a break. Especially if it's been taking a while. Like my last book--a long while--and I kept writing the end--3 times I think?

  5. Missy,
    I'm not sure I've ever cried when I've written The End---if I did they were tears of joy!

  6. My tears were definitely joy. And relief. LOL