Well, Constant Readers, we did it. Can you believe that it's finally over! After all these months, after all the tears and laughter and angry cries…
It's all done and dusted.
*cue wistful sigh of relief*
First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every single one of you who have followed this story with such an unwavering devotion since the very first chapter. I want to thank everyone who has added it to their favourites and alerts. And I especially would like to thank those who have reviewed, just once or many times, because I absolutely love hearing about how you are enjoying (or not enjoying) my writing. Writing is something I love to do, and it's my dream to make it a profession.
Maybe one day, you'll walk in to a book shop and see one of my novels on the shelf, and you'll all be able to say "I read her very first story. Nah-nah-nah!" XD
I started this story, like, seven freaking months ago! And when I quickly wrote the first chapter, just to gauge what people thought of it, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that it would turn in to something so epic. 89 chapters… Laws knows how many words…
And viola! You have an epic tale of good prevailing over evil. Hehe, I almost feel like Stephen King! Only, not as awesome. XD
Seriously, though, I fell in love with this story. I fell in love with the characters, and the World, and once I started, I just couldn't stop. I lost myself completely in it, and trust me, I was just as surprised with some of the twists and turns as you were. Most of it was planned, I knew where they were going and what was going to happen, but sometimes, things came about that I just wasn't expecting. Lu and Dean were never meant to have a baby, but it happened and I went with it. Birdie was meant to die earlier on, but I quickly grew attached to her and couldn't bear to write her out of the story. And I was going to try and avoid the whole Lucifer story arch, because it felt like it would be too much for me to handle, but it was too perfect to ignore. Everything fell perfectly into place.
The story took on a life of its own, and I was along for the ride. Same as you!
But, it would never have been what it was without YOU, Constant Readers. You guys have been my rock, my guiding light in the darkness… My Guardian Angels.
I was so amazed that so many people seemed to enjoy my work, because I'm a little critical of my writing, and I honestly thought it would fizzle out within a few chapters. But knowing that you all seemed to like what I was writing, and how the story was fleshing out, made me so much more confidant. And with that confidence, I felt like I could take on everything Lucifer threw my way.
So, Constant Readers, this story belongs to each and every one of you.
Take care of it, I made it from scratch… XD
OK, just to satiate your hunger (!), I am abso-freakin-lutely planning a prequel. All going well, hopefully it will be two. One from Lu and Dean's POV, and one from Sam and Addie's POV, hopefully released simultaneously, depending on if I have the strength to carry it off! I really want to explore how all of them got to where they were at the start of the story, so I'm very excited to get started. But first, I'm going to take a tiny little break to recover, and then I promise I will get stuck into it. I'm aiming to have the first chapter out within the next month.
Anywho, thank you all so very, very much for taking this ride with me, you guys have been the most perfect travelling companions anyone could ever ask for. I hope you'll all leave behind a review, if you'd like, just to let me know how you felt about the story as a whole. I'd love to hear if you've had as much fun as I had!
As always, and as ever…
Blessed Be XOXOXOX