(This post was inspired by a recent post on Magical Words about book endings.)
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard when throwing a party is to end it while the guests are still having fun. This may seem counter-intuitive, but in truth it makes a lot of sense. If people leave the party feeling good they’ll want to come back again next time. If you milk the party until its all fun is gone, concerned your guests will miss out on something if you don’t, their last experience won’t be of fun at all. It will be of that awkwardness that comes from trying to figure out how to politely get their coats and slip away when no one’s looking because they’ve had enough. Probably not quite the lasting impression you were hoping for when you planned the party to begin with.
The same can be said with your book. Continue reading