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


Teri said...

Carol: This was nicely said and totally unexpected for a writer to thank her audience. I hope that you have some kind of email list to keep us informed if there will be a sequel to WWBTF. I would hate to miss out on a single word.

I will give your Jon story a chance. If it is like the Richie and Allegra then it will be a hit.

Best of luck in your writing endeavors. I so look forward to another Richie story (dare I say it.... Even with another love interest if you have to.. Another time another place....

Keep up the great writing!!!

kiwichick said...

I dont usually find the time to comment but I just wanted to let you know that I've loved this story from the moment I first started reading it. You're a fantastic writer and created such wonderful characters. Thanks for taking us along on the ride with Allegra and Richie. I'm really looking forward to your next story (especially being a Jon girl myself!)

Barb said...

I too am looking forward to your next endeavor. I'm a Richie girl too. But I do read the Jon stories too from other authors. And you did one heck of a job on this one. so the next one should be a great read also.

Emerald Isle said...

Awww one final twist to complete the story!! GREAT JOB Carol!! I really mean it - simply fantastic! Thank you!

Happy Valentines Day to YOU!


Anonymous said...

This self proclaimed "Jon girl" has fallen in love with Richie through your story. And, I can't wait until you start posting the new story. You have a loyal following that will read anything you write! You have a special gift and I thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I absolutely loved reading this story. You are a great story teller and hopefully you'll write more.

jenny said...

You wrote a great story; you should be proud of it. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can't wait to follow along with your JOn story.

Anonymous said...

No no no, Thanks to YOU for writing such a wonderful story and make us feel in love with your lovely characters.

Waiting impatiently for your next story, and THANKS again for bothering to write this stories.

Teri said...

I re-read WWBTF. Still got me. Cried at the end... Totally cried. Sobbing actually.... Thank you for your work.

And no I am not buttering you up:) LOL just honestly saying it was a great story and I loved every minute of it again. Didn't want it to end.

Anonymous said...

I found this completed story very recently, I cannot believe that I missed it for so long. If this was your first attempt at writing, woman you have found your vocation.
You kept us guessing right from the start with the twist the the vows that Allegra broke we're vows to enter the religious life and not marriage and kept us hooked for there on.
By finding the story when it was completed meant that I did not constantly bug you to write faster but it also meant that I could not comment until the end.
It was an absolutely fantastic story and I sincerely hope to read lots more from you in the very near future (see I am bugging you already)