Beginnings and Endings

A sense of accomplishment — and panic!

Lady Smut

by C. Margery Kempe

I recently finished writing another novel, the third sexy espionage thriller starring my James Bond-like character Chastity Flame, A Cut-Throat Business. As usual, I experienced once more the incredible relief and joy that typing the very last words of a book brings. There’s such satisfaction in finally reaching that point after the long haul of chapters. This was a relatively short process,  (some novels have taken me years), so the beginning was still fresh enough in my mind to feel a genuine sense of wonder that I had reached the end.

It’s satisfying to have created something out of nothing. That’s the magic of writing.

I find it especially gratifying when it’s on the scale of a novel. You’re conscious of juggling narrative threads, characters and locations with manic energy throughout, so when you can finally set them all down neatly in a row…

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