Why am I writing this? I don’t know.
I just find beginnings and endings so interesting. There are literally on opposite sides of the spectrum but they have a lot in common.
I love writing the middle of books but that is the effect of the beginning and the cause of the ending. Yet I don’t love writing the cause and effect. IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT!
There are usually two options when it comes to the ending of a book. A sweet happy ending or an ending that will make you cry, throw your books, and/or go to therapy. When I read a book though and I think what might happen at the end…it is never happy. I’ve been reading intensely for the past two years and I think by now I’ve gotten used to the fact that authors just absolutely love to torture their readers. After a couple months of therapy and a lot of buckets filled with Gabi tears I began to catch on.
If the book is contemporary and/or a standalone then I don’t mind if it has a sad ending. I really don’t. I’m not deeply attached to the book, so I won’t freak out as much as I would if there was a sad ending in the end of a series. Which explains why I don’t cry when it comes to contemporary books. I don’t think I’ve ever cried in a stand alone or contemporary EXCEPT for one…it is to hard to talk about. For example, Fault In Our Stars…not one tear. AND I DIDN’T EVEN GET SPOILED! Sometimes I think I’m just a robot. Yet like I said before my opinion is different when it comes to series. Let’s just say that I’m reading a trilogy. I’m okay with reading the first two books with very sad and/or torturous endings BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE THIRD BOOK no. Absolutely not. One of the main reasons I didn’t like Allegiant…
Now are there two options when it comes to beginnings? Do you think there is? I don’t. I have never seen the same beginning twice. Which is why when I write I absolutely HATE writing the beginning. But just like endings, beginnings can also make or break a book. I’m pretty sure you all know that Obsidian is my favorite book of all time, and the beginning just just just *book forms a hand and brings my face closer to it* Yup. It is rare to see a sad beginning but that is why I love reading beginnings AND NOT WRITING THEM! It is a legit problem that all my beginnings are sad! It’s the only path I go! How does one write a happy beginning? I feel like if I ever published a book with a happy beginnings I would just feel bad that I didn’t torture my readers right away, you know?
That’s my opinion on beginnings and endings! I really was in the mood for a discussion, so I want to hear your opinions when it comes to beginnings and endings. If it is reading them or writing them!
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