Monday, February 3, 2014

Loose ends

Today, I listened to my three-year-old son fight with the two-year-old girl we watch a few days a week and it went something like this:

SON: You can be a superhero with me. You have to use your imagination.
GIRL: I don't have an imagination.
SON: Yes you do because my mom says that everyone has an imagination. All boys have imaginations, all girls have imaginations. Everyone does.
GIRL: Well I don't.

And it kind of dissolved from there. ;) Poor girl had zero idea what Nathan was talking about since she's still very much in a tangible stage. If she can see it, she has it. She has a cup, she has a backpack, she has shoes. Imagination? Not so much.

Are you stuck in a tangible phase? Both as a reader and as a writer?

The final book to my Paige series is releasing this April and like the other two series I've written with NavPress, I do leave a few ends loose. As a reader, I like when a series ends and I know the basics of what's going to happen to a character but not the whole story. It gives me enough information to use my imagination and figure out what happened next. 

How do you like to end your novels? How do you like to end the novels you've read? And why do you think you gravitate to that option?

1 comment:

  1. I like all kinds of endings. Some novels need to have clear-cut endings while others can get away with being left to the imagination. I think it just depends on the story. :)
    You know, I'm on Nathan's side of the debate. I always had a huge imagination. I was always making up games and stories as a child. The only way I survived the first few weeks of kindergarten without crying was because my imaginary puppy, Buddy, would come and sit by my desk all day. :)