Angel’s Wings is complete. I’m sad and happy to say that. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a story where the characters meant so much to me.
Yet Caleb and Angelina have.
I suppose there’s a special place in every author’s heart for every character they create. After all, each hero and heroine aren’t just figments of our imagination. They do, at some point, become real people to us. Maybe it’s because of the situations they’re put in. Maybe it’s the circumstances under which they emerge a better person. Maybe it’s the way they love. Not just each other, mind you, but the way they love those they hold close to their hearts.
The ending to AW was heartbreaking to write. I didn’t want their story to end but I knew it was time. They met, faced and conquered their fears, overcame the bumps in their relationship, and emerged a strong, united couple meant to be together. It wasn’t just a love story for now but a love story forever.
I can say I accomplished my goal, because I did. They found love in each other’s arms, found a way to thrive despite past mistakes, came to understand that comparisons to past loves don’t matter one iota in their present relationship.
But I’m still sad to write “The End” to their story.
Edits will begin on AW in a few weeks. I want to take a breather, want to be able to read their story with a clear head and without feeling like I’m saying goodbye forever to something.
I don’t regret the way I wrote their story. I don’t regret the lack of sex scenes. *grins* Believe it or not, I questioned my writing and actually asked my Muse if I should’ve written out their first love scene. She said it was fine the way it was, that the reader knew where it was going. *chuckles* Made me feel better because (to be honest) I didn’t want to write out a sex scene in this book. I loved Caleb and Angelina’s connection, but felt it would be disrespectful to Angelina to write out such an intimate moment.
Weird, huh? Disrespect for a fictional person! Anyone care to explain that to me?
Yet I’m happy with it the way it is. Hopefully, I’m happier when it’s edited and ready for publishing.
So while this blog is silent for a few weeks as I prep for edits (and work on something new, lol) I thank you, my faithful friends and readers for your patience as this story was written. You have no idea how much I appreciate that you take time out of your busy days to read what I post here, and you have no idea how much I appreciate that you are here to begin with!
I hope your October goes splendidly well for you. Happy Halloween, don’t eat too much candy, stay away from unwrapped goodies, and enjoy the smell and fell of Autumn that’s all around you.