So where's my happy ending?
If happy endings are what get you through the day, then I think you're going to have to rent a Disney movie or maybe book yourself a special massage, but one thing is for sure, reading one of my books is unlikely to tick all your boxes.
I am unsure what it is, but I don't like it when everything ends up neatly tied in a bow. I much prefer some twists, turns, and shocks along the way. I also write about love and kindness but with a good mix of sadness and distress in every story. Hell, let's even kill off the main character if need be. They'll be no happy tears here, thank you very much!
Don't get me wrong; you'll get closure. I'm not about leaving it all open-ended; this isn't a Netflix series vying for another season. But, equally, "and they all lived happily ever after" can be kept for the fairy tales.
I did consciously try and make an exception to my own rule and end my collection of short stories, If I Had Died Last Summer, with an uplifting tale, which I won't spoil for you here, but needless to say, when I sought feedback from my beta-readers they were puzzled as to why I thought that might in any way have been a happy ending.
Hey, ho. I'm twisted, and I can deal with that. If you're also twisted, my new novel, Enigma, is coming soon, and you may just enjoy it.