It seemed rather fitting to be writing a blog post about beginnings when I just finished writing the last book in the Covenant Series a few days ago. Writing Sentinel was the hardest book for me to write so far. It was bittersweet, coming to the end of the series. Part of me was happy, while the other part sad to say goodbye to the characters who became a part of me.
Over the next year, I’ll see two more series comes to an end: the Gamble Brothers and the Lux Series. And while seeing those two series come to an end, the Covenant Series will always be the hardest to say goodbye to since it was the first series I wrote and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Saying goodbye to your favorite series or characters is hard. Even with a happy ever after or a happy for now, it’s like saying goodbye to a friend who’s leaving for college or moving to a different city. But do we ever truly say goodbye to books? Even if the series is finished, the characters have completed their journey; do they simply disappear when you reach the end? I don’t think so. They live on and you can visit them anytime.
But as they say, with every ending, there is a new beginning. The same month that the Covenant series ends, a new series of mine begins. New characters to meet and new journeys to take part in. I find letting go is easier when you are beginning something new.
To celebrate endings and beginnings, I’m giving away a copy of WITH ALL MY SOUL, by Rachel Vincent, the last book in my favorite YA series—the Soul Screamers, which was released today.
That’s my pathetic sad face.
Entering is simple and open until next Tuesday, April 2nd 11:59pm EST. Comment on this blog post and tell us what series you’re most excited to see begin or the series you’re saddest to say goodbye to. US only.