The Faerie War Blog Tour - Saying Goodbye to a Series

Today I'm delighted to have the wonderful Rachel Morgan visiting as part of her The Faerie War blog tour to talk about reaching the end point of her series, and what achieving that milestone means to her.

Take it away, Rachel ...

Two and a half years ago I finished writing my first fantasy novel. In order to give myself a break from it, I started working on a fun new idea that I wasn't sure would amount to much: the Creepy Hollow series. The series that quickly became my favorite of all the stories in my head (and there are many!). Needless to say, I haven't been back to that first fantasy novel yet. I've been living in the Creepy Hollow world ever since then.

I knew all the major plot points from the beginning. I knew who the bad guys would be, who the good guys would be, who the Guild spy was, who Violet would end up with, and how the series would finish. I've now reached that point. The End. AND IT'S SAD! Do I really want to say goodbye to these characters and this world? I've spent so much time creating Creepy Hollow. I know so much about the characters. Do I really want to give them only three books?

I'm not the only one wondering this. Readers have also been asking if there will be more books. (Yay! Awesome author moment: when people want MORE of your stories!) So here's what I can tell you...

Are there characters whose stories still need to be told? Yes.
Have I planned these stories? In my head, yes.
Am I actually going to write these stories? Not now. Not in the next year. But sometime in the future? Well ... never say never, right?!

Now over to you guys!
What series (book or TV) have you reached the end of
and REALLY wished there was more of? (Ahem, Harry Potter...)

Rachel is currently touring the blogoverse to spread the word about the "final" book in the Creepy Hollow series, The Faerie War. You can find it at the following online retailers (and if you haven't yet read the first two books in the series, you can find out where to get them on this page):

Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults.

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  1. I feel your pain! I am currently facing having to write what *could* be the last book in my series. This is complicated by the fact that there's an option on two more books -- so it might not be the end, but actually the midpoint.

    I'm hoping for that option to be picked up, of course, but I still need to write this next book as if it's The End.

    Walking away from this world and these characters will be REALLY hard, after 3 books or after 5. And yet, there's been no room in my life to write about anything else while I've been working on the series. For my writing self & career, it will probably be good to have a chance to move on.

  2. I've never been one for series (in terms of writing them, anyway) but I can imagine how attached you get to your characters if you've spent several years writing only about them. Must quite the tear-jerker to end it!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Clare!

    Dianne - I know exactly what you mean. It's so hard to leave these characters behind, but at the same time I want to work on all the other stories that I haven't been able to write while working on Creepy Hollow!

    Alex - I was reading my acknowledgements last week when I got my final print version of the book, and I DID almost start crying!

    1. It was my pleasure, Rachel!

      Thank you for including me in your series, good luck with the final part of the Creepy Hollow series, and whatever you do next. :D

  4. I am dreading finishing the end of the series I'm writing. That might explain why I'm taking so long to write the next book LOL!

  5. Excellent answer, Rachel. I'm in the same position as you finishing a series. There are ideas for more, but it's time to work on a few other things. Good luck and have a great week!

    Hi Clare! :)

    1. I remember seeing you talking about something similar on someone's blog!

  6. It's always awesome when readers want more. Like you, I'm saying no for now.

  7. I'm always finding more stories in the worlds I create. Does that mean I'll write them all either? Maybe not. I'm glad to hear there may be more Creepy Hollow down the line. :)

    1. Cherie, I remember us having an email conversation about wanting to tell more than just a few stories in the worlds we've created!

  8. Ahh! I'm so not looking forward to this with my series, next year...

    But congratulations, Rachel! That's so cool that your readers are demanding more. :D


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