The Waiting Games
I am in the process of reading several continuing series right now and realize how frustrated I truly get as I wait to see how these series will play out. Waiting, in most instances up to a year or more, after finishing one book for the next in a series is slow torture. Because I have read a few series when all the books have been available, meaning there is no wait, I ask myself why did I start series that are still ongoing, boy was that a bad move! I feel like I am left in the middle of some great event, and then it abruptly stops so they can take a time out. Not knowing what will happen next that really does me in, I ALWAYS have to know. Leaving characters in peril or questions unanswered really doesn’t suit me at all. I get that it is a trick, played to keep those like me coming back for more, but ugh, it isn’t an easy wait. A good author makes that time between books worth the wait. If they can return and make you feel satisfied they have made it worth the torture. I have two books coming in May that I can’t wait for, so I am waiting for April to hurry up so I can delve back into stories that have left me waiting for far too long.