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The end…

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Ahh, the end of a book. A good book with a good closure. What more could I ask for? A lot. But that is beside the point. The ending of a book is the reason you cracked that book open and weathered through the ups and downs of the story, right? People say that the journey is what matters, and that may be true in life, but when it comes to my books I read, I need a good ending to make it worth it. The author's job -most of the time- is to tie all the days, years, lives together, as if explaining why they felt it worth their time to write the book and why it was worth yours to read it.I used to finish every book I would start, believing that I needed to give the writer and book a chance to prove their worth. But after many wasted hours and a mind filled with information I did not really want to have, I decided that if the book has not hooked me by first 100 or so pages into it, I stop reading it (well, that is true in most cases, not all). Sometimes when you are writing it might feel like it is a waste and that critic inside your head is happily advising you that you need to stop and do something worth while. 100 pages into it -or less, you want to stop. I have felt that many times. I just stop that critic and remember what inspired me to start what I was writing, see if I can still feel that spark of inspiration. If I can, I keep writing. If I cannot, I get up, walk around, get a snack, then keep writing. See, as writers, whatever we write is not a waste of time; it is a must-write. Sometimes we have to clear our system of the junk before the "good stuff" comes out. Or sometimes we will find the "good stuff" hidden in the junk. Either way, you will feel better once you have finished getting it all out. So, be inspired. Whatever you write has a reason, it is worth it, and that critic in your head needs to find a new employer. Now that I've gotten all that out I feel better.

Sarrah Channah Kaliski