Hey, Friends! One thing I forgot to say on Wednesday: that for those of you who loved the LOST finale, I'm so happy for you... and a little jealous of your fulfillment. Obviously, my opinion (strong, because it's based on emotion) is as subjective as everything else. :)
The thing I loved about LOST was how the show constantly surprised me. There used to be twists I couldn't predict. The characters were so rich... bigger than life.
Then the show became predictable.
It's like the writers got to the end and forgot everything in the beginning. They answered some questions, but forgot major themes. Then again, it could be how I interpreted it. For the sake of today's post, we'll pretend it's so.
Have you ever looked back at your past few chapters and realized you lost your way?
I don't think I have yet in writing. But that thought scares me to death. I know there have been times in life where I looked back, found my detour, and wonder how I missed it at the time.
I don't know if there's a lesson here... just an encouragement to remember--whether in life or in writing. And not to choose the easy way out, even if it's. . . well. . . easy. If we don't, in the end, everyone is disappointed.
By the way, I'm not saying all the loose ends need to be tied. I like it when the story ends with the possibility of imagination. But it's important to be faithful to the story.
See y'all Monday!
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