This week I finished the third and final book in the “Duke” series. As I typed the last sentence, a sense of melancholy overcame me. It was odd. I had expected excitement. After all, this last book had exceeded my expectations, but there I sat crying. I’d spent more than four years writing and rewriting chapters and scenes, coming to know the souls of these characters like I know my own family, but now it was time to leave them there on those pages.
I will never forget them. They were my first, where it all began. It ranks right up there with my “first kiss” memory, but writing has opened a Pandora ’s Box for me. There are other characters inside waiting for their story to be written. Thank you to all my beta readers. Beyond the comments and edits, just knowing you were there waiting for the next chapter motivated me past the many struggles I experienced.