I need some help here. As many of you know, I am in the final stages of editing my WIP: A SPRINKLING OF PROMISES.
But since today is my 32nd wedding anniversary, I have been thinking about the romance in my book and need some writerly input.
A few people who read it wanted me to change my ending.
The book isn't a romance but being the romantic I am (ask my dear husband) I had to put one in the plot. But the book is about Lizzy, a self-proclaimed murderess, wanna-be-writer and mother of two teens who is wearing too many hats and sinking from grief and guilt.
She falls in love with this other writer who she decides she can't be with. (Read the book when it comes out to find out why) But alas, at the end, he sends her his first novel and pens the inscription to her. You know by reading it she melts.
Cut to the next and last chapter--she is visiting the cemetery--the same one where the book starts and you the reader can tell she finally married the guy but he died from a bad heart five years later. She's ok about it--she grew throughout the book and is finally the whole person she wanted to be.
QUESTION: Should I have written a reunion with the man she loves before cutting to the ending even if it isn't about the romance? A few have felt they needed that final interaction between the two to tie it up for them.
Let me know, ok? and Hey--don't forget to sign up for my book giveaway on the last post. I am finding out that many of you have the same illness I have when it comes to writing more or doing more than we have to, oh lazy ones.:)