I’m nearing the end of my current WIP, which still seems a bit unbelievable since I just started it at the end of January. Anyway, there wasn’t a lot of planning with this book. It is my first attempt at a paranormal. I had no idea what I was doing. I had a beginning and a black moment. That was it. The rest unfolded as I pulled out hair and texted my CP for emergency plot assistance. <wave to Rayna> Now that I’m nearing the end, I have a dilemma.
This week I’ll write the climax. Then what? Some authors write a nice, neat epilogue at the end of their books. Some just stop with the resolution of the main conflict. As a reader and/or writer, what do you prefer? Do you need to know how your characters fared in the long-haul? Or are you content to know they overcame the primary obstacle?
I’m taking a survey. Are epilogues emotionally satisfying or boring?