Monday, February 13, 2012

One final note...

And that's the end.  I'm a little sad and will definitely miss them being a part of my everyday life, but that's all Richie and Allegra have to say for the time being.  They're going to enjoy some much deserved Happily Ever After for a while.

Now that it's over, you might ask if I would have done things differently?  Yes, some things I would but you've got to remember I was a babe in the woods when this started - it was truly a first attempt at writing for me, fan fiction or any other fiction.  I've lived and learned (hopefully) enough to maybe craft something a little better next time around.

It's been an incredibly journey for me these past eighteen months, and I'm so thankful that you all joined in and fell in love with my characters almost as much as I did.

A special thanks to each and every one of you who contributed to this story in one way or another.  I could list names forever, but you all know who you are.  So many times inspiration came from the most inconsequential places - a tweet here, a random comment there, a quirky observation.  You answered questions, you offered opinions, you guided this story to places it wasn't originally supposed to go.  All of you combined together to help weave the fabric of Richie and Allegra's life.

I'm also especially thankful that I found an audience in a small group of self-proclaimed "Jon girls".  I never expected to have the dedicated Light Siders in my reader list! I'm just hoping my Richie girls will be kind enough to follow me when this next story takes place on the Light Side. (After all, I'M a Richie girl...  You know Jon's not going to get off easy! :D )

So beginning March 1st (sooner if I get impatient), a new tale unravels - Learning Patience.

I hope you all will tag along for the ride!

And who knows?  Maybe Richie and Allegra will start knocking again, asking for a sequel.

It could happen...

Always Jovi-ally yours,
♥ Carol