I know we’ve talked about this before but . . .
WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH PEOPLE WRITING BOOKS WITHOUT ENDINGS?
I just skimmed one–tried to read it but it was slow–and skipped to the end where the heroine and her best friend are kidnapped and the heroine escapes but the best friend is still missing and the end is the hero and his best friend heading out to find the missing best friend because of course you have to buy the next book to find out . . .
Yeah, I’m never buying this author again. A story moves from stability to stability to create a unified and satisfying whole. I don’t give a damn what genre, what worldview, what politics, what anything, you finish the damn story or your reader isn’t satisfied. Thank god I didn’t care about anybody in this story or I’d have been really angry. The fact that this one alone didn’t finish wouldn’t be enough to spur this rant, but this is a damn TREND? Somebody said “Here’s how to maximize your sales while losing readers?” and people said, “Yeah, that’s a good idea?” Is this happening in other genres or is just in New Age Romance?
This is worse than smirking, worse than head-hopping, much worse than prologues and epilogues. This is story abuse. Respect the craft people, and respect your readers who are not your cash cows.
Rant over, anger continues.