If you've been following me for any significant portion of time, you'll know that I love when readers ask me to build on a story and turn it into a series.
Turning what would be a one-off story into a series allows me the opportunity to dig into the lives and minds of my characters, and lets me create a living, breathing place that you can transport yourself to anytime you pick up one of my books. It's an almost magical bond, which is why it's a bittersweet experience when I arrive at the end of a series.
Finishing a series is usually pretty hectic and emotional. I want to make sure that my protagonist and love interest arrive at a point in their respective character arcs where I feel like they've made true progress in learning about themselves (and I'm a huge fan of "happily ever after" endings).
It's a bit sad, because I know that it's time to close that chapter and move onto a new project. In my mind, my characters are still living, doing mundane things like washing dishes or going grocery shopping, even though I've typed "The End."
This week marks the completion of two series that have been in the works for several months now, both of which are coming very soon: